Thiel College earns College of Distinction designation

Thiel College has again been recognized a Colleges of Distinction. Additionally, its Education and Business programs have each been similarly recognized.
Thiel College designated College of Distinction
Thiel College designated College of Distinction
GREENVILLE, Pa. - Jan. 23, 2018 - PRLog -- Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, and its business and education departments have each been recognized by Colleges of Distinction.

This is the second consecutive year Thiel ( has been named a College of Distinction.

For the past three years, 100% of the Education Department's graduates have gotten education jobs or graduate school placements. Students can earn a dual major in early childhood education and special education in four years at Thiel, with core liberal arts classes included as a part of the core curriculum.

The Arthur McGonigal Department of Business Administration & Accounting includes premier programming such as the Haller Enterprise Institute for student entrepreneurs and the Ruth A. Miller Senior Business Seminar that provides juniors and seniors with the opportunity to network with distinguished alumni during a series of weekly lectures. For the past four years, 100% of the department's accounting majors have gotten jobs within three months of graduation.

For the Class of 2016, 95% of graduates who reported were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduating.

"This recognition confirms that our focus on successful student outcomes and the value of a liberal arts education," Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College Liz Frombgen, Ph.D., said. "Working daily with our students, faculty and staff, I see the work ethic that makes Thiel special. Acknowledgement from an outside group is a wonderful validation."

Colleges of Distinction annually recognizes colleges and universities and select programs that excel in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. High school counselors and educators nominate institutions and each school is evaluated based on student engagement, empowerment and innovation. Colleges of Distinction also conduct campus visits and in-depth interviews.

"Colleges aren't commodities—they're as diverse as the needs of today's students," Colleges of Distinction Chief Operating Officer Tyson Schritter said. "No single ranking can account for what's most important to each individual student applying to college in a given year."

Colleges of Distinction's methodology is supported by research from the Pew Charitable Trust, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and others.

About Thiel College

Thiel College ( is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.


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