Olivet Honored as 2022-23 College of Distinction

University recognized for excellence in business, nursing, education and STEM.

Olivet Nazarene University has again been honored by the third-party endorsement association Colleges of Distinction as a 2022–2023 College of Distinction for implementation of high impact educational practices. Additional honors for Olivet are a 2022–2023 Illinois College of Distinction and a 2022–2023 Christian College of Distinction.

Olivet’s McGraw School of Business, School of Nursing, School of Education and Walker School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics also each received a badge for departmental excellence. 

The Colleges of Distinction organization has consistently recognized Olivet for being at the forefront of American higher education. With a modern, student-centered approach to teaching, Olivet offers a unique learning environment and academic programming that engages students with small class sizes, practical clinical experiences, spring break and summer volunteer projects, global learning opportunities, interdisciplinary programs, collaborative assignments and projects, and hundreds of undergraduate research and internship opportunities. 

Based on a selection process that reviews each institution’s freshmen experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni success, strategic plan, student satisfaction and more, Colleges of Distinction recognized Olivet for its comprehensive student activities, high-impact practices and campus resources. Schools are accepted on the basis that the institutions engage students, provide great teaching, facilitate a vibrant community and yield successful outcomes.

As a College of Distinction, Olivet is:
•    Nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent school
•    Strongly focused on teaching undergraduates
•    Home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences
•    An active campus with many opportunities for personal development
•    Highly valued by graduate schools and employers for its outstanding preparation

College counselors, college administrative members and the Colleges of Distinction selection team nominate U.S. colleges and universities for participation. Olivet, along with the other nominated schools, has an excellent reputation among college admission experts and education professionals, as well as employers and graduate schools. 

View Olivet’s profile on the Colleges of Distinction website.

To learn more about the areas of study and learning opportunities at Olivet, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or 800-648-1463.

Published: 6/2/2022