The University demonstrated exemplary commitment to the four distinctions of engaging students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes to receive the Colleges of Distinction honor.
In addition to its Overall, Vermont, and Public School recognition, the University received additional marks of distinction in four areas.
Individual areas of recognition for Castleton University
- Business: Colleges of Distinction recognizes Castleton for preparing students for globalization, the intricacies of modern business operations, effective communication, and strategic problem-solving. The distinction recognizes that Castleton's undergraduate business programs in Management, Accounting, and Marketing keep its future leaders adaptable as they grow alongside their industry.
- Education: Recognition for graduating future educators who are knowledgeable and efficient mentors who provide empathetic support and novel teaching methods.
- Nursing: For enabling students to take calculated action even in high-pressure situations. The distinction recognizes that Castleton challenges students to remain curious and compassionate throughout their rigorous practice. Undergraduate options in nursing include a four-year bachelor's degree and a two-year RN to BSN online program.
- Career Development: For demonstrating that the University is well-equipped to help students graduate with confidence. This badge recognizes that Castleton offers comprehensive four-year plans, advising, and more. Castleton's Office of Career Services offers unparalleled support throughout every stage of career exploration, development, and application. Castleton was also recently recognized by Zippia as the top college in Vermont for alumni job placement, and third-best in the nation.
About Colleges of Distinction
Colleges of Distinction has recognized and honored schools throughout the United States for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education for more than 15 years. The member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. For more information, visit CollegesofDistinction.com.