ATU’s Overall Quality Earns National Recognition

Colleges of Distinction Badge 2023-24

Arkansas Tech University has earned a place in the Colleges of Distinction 2023-24 cohort.

The overall Colleges of Distinction honor is based upon an institution’s demonstrated commitment to excellence in four categories: engagement, teaching, community and outcomes.

In addition to being honored for an overall dedication to student success, Arkansas Tech was also lauded for its service to students in several specific areas, including its academic programs in business, its academic programs in education, military support, equity and inclusion, career development and affordability.

“We believe that engaged students are successful students,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Arkansas Tech University’s dedication to experiential learning shows us that each of its students has the opportunity to play an active role in their education. Arkansas Tech University’s inclusion as a College of Distinction is a testament to the way it caters to its own students’ potential and goals. We are deeply inspired by how ATU immerses students in their academic pursuits, fostering a welcoming community that provides unwavering support throughout their college years and beyond.”

Colleges of Distinction’s selection process consists of detailed interviews and research for each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, career development, strategic plan and student satisfaction.

Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech serves 9,445 students on campuses in Russellville and Ozark. ATU is distinctive in its ability to confer credentials ranging from technical certificates to associate degrees to bachelor’s degrees and all the way through doctoral degrees.

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