Grove City College, long identified as a College of Distinction, is now recognized for outstanding programs of study in business, education and engineering.

Colleges of Distinction, a leading online college search resource, highlights colleges and universities that exemplify four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes.

It has long recognized Grove City College a College of Distinction, a Christian College of Distinction and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction, but this year the website singled out the College for its “expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming” with Field of Study honors in three disciplines. According the website, they are:

    • Education – “Grove City College’s future educators are bolstered by an enriching liberal arts perspective, allowing them to be empathetic, creative, and efficient mentors for their students."

    • Business – “The fast-paced, modern world of business requires effective communication and innovative strategies. Grove City College’s programs keep their future leaders ahead of the curve and ready to grow alongside the industry.”

    • Engineering – “The rarest of Colleges of Distinction’s Field of Study award, the Engineering badge honors Grove City College’s Mechanical and Electrical and Computer engineering departments. Students learn not only how to be technological innovators, but also how to use their knowledge in the most creative ways.”

“Building upon its extensive liberal arts curriculum, as well as its impressive engagement of high-impact practices, Grove City College continues to stand out through its stance as a leader in professional education,” Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction, said. “The College’s Field of Study badges are true marks of honor in the world of higher education.

Colleges of Distinction granted these awards after a comprehensive vetting process, selecting schools based on such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program and a track record for success.”