Universities named to list
Three area universities have been recognized as 2014-15 Colleges of Distinction for their excellence in student-focused higher education.
Park University, William Jewell College and Rockhurst University were all named by the web-based Colleges of Distinction college guide after being nominated by high school counselors for the honor.
Seven colleges and universities in Missouri were recognized. Fewer than 293 colleges nationwide received the recognition for excelling in four areas: engaging students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
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Other Missouri colleges and universities recognized were: Columbia College, Columbia; Saint Louis University, Saint Louis; Truman State University, Kirksville; Westminster College of Missouri, Fulton.