June 12, 2023

University of Montevallo named College of Distinction for 12th Consecutive Year

The University of Montevallo has been named to the 2023-2024 Colleges of Distinction list, marking the 12th year in a row that the school has achieved the honor. UM has also been recognized as a 2023-2024 Public College of Distinction.

Alongside the institution-wide Colleges of Distinction award, UM received special accolades specifically for the Stephens College of Business and the College of Education & Human Development. Montevallo was also acknowledged for its outstanding career development initiatives for undergraduate students and commitment to supporting military-related students and employees.

Colleges of Distinction selects schools by conducting in-depth research and detailed interviews, accepting only those that excel in four distinctions:

  • Engaged students: Providing opportunities that encourage students to make the most of their education
  • Great teaching: Encouraging an atmosphere of exciting thought and action, led by professors who care about helping students learn to think for themselves
  • Vibrant community: Offering activities and events that help students keep on learning even after the books are closed
  • Successful outcomes: Producing alumni who are prepared for anything, from graduation and beyond

As a College of Distinction, UM has shown excellence in each of these areas, providing its students with a well-rounded, practical education that prepares them for successful careers and lives.

“The University of Montevallo’s inclusion as a College of Distinction is a testament to the way it caters to its own students’ potential and goals, helping them achieve success in unique ways that cannot be ranked against others,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer at Colleges of Distinction. “We are deeply inspired by how UM immerses students in their academic pursuits, fostering a welcoming community that provides unwavering support throughout their college years and beyond.”