Bethel named as a College of Distinction, sixth year in a row

Lissa Diaz
Bethel College is one of nine Indiana colleges to be recognized as a 2016 College of Distinction, and one of 59 schools in the nation to be named a Christian College of Distinction. This honor is given to colleges and universities that excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

“A truly great school must emphasize core competencies such as critical thinking, writing, oral communication, research, and global perspectives,” says Colleges of Distinction Founder Wes Creel. “They must also offer dynamic, out-of-classroom learning, intensive study abroad programs, and other experiential learning opportunities. Colleges of Distinction’s goal is to find schools, such as Bethel College, that provide these types of High-Impact Practices.”

Colleges of Distinction is a nationally recognized web-based guide that provides students, counselors and parents with information about colleges and universities that take a holistic approach to admissions, consistently excel in providing undergraduate education, and have a truly national reputation. It departs from traditional rankings systems that judge schools based mainly on admission selection standards and process, and little on the quality of education received. To learn more about the online guide, visit