Concordia’s online school counseling master’s degree ranks among the best values in the nation.

Concordia University Wisconsin has notched a spot among the top Christian and academic schools in the nation, earning a spot in the recently released “College of Distinction” and “College of Christian Distinction” guidebooks for 2017.

The print and online publications, which were released earlier this month, highlight exceptional faith and learning opportunities at top schools across the nation.

A letter from the Colleges of Distinction organization describes Concordia as a school that “delivers well on four overarching distinctions—Engagement, Teaching, Community and Outcomes—that are the fundamental elements of an effective undergraduate education.”

In order to be designated a College of Distinction, a school’s curriculum must emphasize core competencies like critical thinking, writing, oral skills, research and global perspectives, and must include out-of-classroom learning and study abroad programs.

High school counselors and educators submit nominations and each school is evaluated on key indicators including student engagement, student empowerment and curricular innovation. Colleges that have distinguished themselves in each of the four distinctions and that have demonstrated dedication to enriching student outcomes through innovative learning opportunities are selected as Colleges of Distinction.

The annual process to select the nation’s Colleges of Distinction also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan and alumni success and satisfaction measures.

For more information about Colleges of Distinction, click here.

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