Student Horizons Releases 2010 - 2011 Colleges of Distinction List; Schools Excel at Engagement, Teaching, Community, and Outcomes

Student Horizons released its annual list of 170 Colleges of Distinction. Schools are chosen for outstanding engagement, teaching, community and outcomes.

Austin, TX, December 10, 2010 --( Student Horizons, Inc has released its 2010–2011 Colleges of Distinction. is a free-to-view online guide that recognizes colleges and universities that appeal to students’ unique and varied interests. The ’10-’11 list includes 170 schools in 39 states.

Started in 2002, Colleges of Distinction honors colleges excelling in key areas of educational quality. “Schools selected as Colleges of Distinction create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country,” reports Tyson Schritter, the Executive Editor of “While each school is one of a kind, they all share a common theme: they are all a great place to get an education.”

This year’s selections include several colleges and universities with established reputations such as Marquette University, Fordham University, Ithaca College, Oglethorpe University and Texas Christian University. Several new “up and coming” schools were identified for the list including; Angelo State University in Angelo, Texas, Concordia University of Chicago, Illinois, and Roger Williams University of Bristol, Rhode Island. “Colleges featured on the site are leading the way in important advances in higher education, including the embrace of experiential learning opportunities,” says Schritter.

In order to qualify, colleges are required to demonstrate excellence in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. The goal of Colleges of Distinction is to provide students, counselors, and parents with information about colleges and universities that excel in these four areas. “The college bound community needed a site to research vetted institutions without have to pay a subscription fee,” says Schritter. “Featured schools take a holistic approach to admissions, consistently excel in providing undergraduate education, and have a truly national reputation.”

Offering dynamic college profiles and easy-to-use search tools, the website includes tips from high school guidance counselors, essays from college students, presidents and other members of campus communities.

To learn more about the online guide, visit

About Student Horizons:
Student Horizons, Inc., founded in 2002, is a digital services company devoted to higher education. Founded by concerned parents and admissions professionals, Student Horizons, Inc.’s mission is to enable students to find colleges and universities that appeal to and complement their unique personalities and aspirations while helping to educate and produce well-rounded and varied individuals.

Tyson Schritter
Executive Editor

Student Horizons, INC
Tyson Schritter