Grove City earns College of Distinction recognition

Grove City College is a College of Distinction, recognized for its overall excellence, Christian character, standout education, business, and engineering programs, and for supporting student success through the Career Services Office.

Colleges of Distinction, an online college search resource, draws on in-depth research to highlight schools that exemplify the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes. Colleges of Distinction schools enable students to have a fulfilling, individualized college experience.

“We believe that engaged students are successful students. And Grove City College’s dedication to experiential learning shows us that each of its students has the opportunity to play an active role in their education,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer at Colleges of Distinction.

"We are deeply inspired by how Grove City College immerses students in their academic pursuits, fostering a welcoming community that provides unwavering support throughout their college years and beyond," he said.

The selection process comprises a sequence of in-depth research and detailed interviews with the schools about each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, career development, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more. In addition to being a College of Distinction, Grove City College is recognized as a Christian College of Distinction and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction.

Academically excellent programs offered in education, business, and engineering also drew the attention of Colleges of Distinction based on their comprehensive curricula, accreditation, breadth of program, advising and mentoring, integration of career services, and successful outcomes for students.

The College also earned special recognition for the work its nationally ranked Career Services Office does guiding students to their callings and helping out with internships, jobs, and more.

“We are very impressed with the ways that Grove City College helps students transition into post-graduation life with confidence,” Schritter said. “The resources and unwavering support it gives students all throughout their academic journey sets them up for successful, fulfilling careers in whatever field they choose.”

For nearly 150 years, Grove City College has offered students an academically excellent, affordable, and Christ-centered living and learning experience. The College is grounded in permanent ideas and conservative values, committed to the foundations of a free society, and develops leaders of the highest proficiency, purpose, and principles to advance the common good. The College is a pioneer in independent private education and accepts no federal funds.

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Grove City earns College of Distinction recognition

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