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Keene State Is "College of Distinction"

Keene State College has been named a “College of Distinction” for 2015-16. The College of Distinction program seeks to recognize institutions in ways other than more popular methods of rankings and lists. Instead, it selects institutions based on four areas of excellence and actively requests the input of guidance counselors and educational professionals who work to assist students in finding a college with the right fit.

Colleges earning the College of Distinction recognition are evaluated based on their commitment to student engagement, excellence in undergraduate teaching, a vibrant community life, and student learning outcomes considered necessary requirements by employers or essential for extended study at the graduate level.

Some of the criteria sought after by the Colleges of Distinction program include excellent scores as reported by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), hands-on experiences defined by study away, internships, and service learning, attention to undergraduate teaching, student-faculty interaction, and a strong sense of campus community. Other qualities that are highly valued are stories of successful alumni and evidence of their engagement with the college, and a strong strategic plan.

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