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CBU Honored as a “College Of Distinction”


MEMPHIS – Christian Brothers University (CBU) has been honored as a “College of Distinction” by the publishers of Colleges of Distinction, a website ( and corresponding e-guidebook dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education.

CBU is one of a select group of colleges to earn this prestigious designation, based on its excellence in four areas of distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant campus communities, and successful outcomes.

High school college counselors and educators nominate colleges and universities for recognition by Colleges of Distinction, which then evaluates each school based on qualitative and quantitative research. The colleges and universities are not ranked and instead are members of a consortium of other equally impressive schools.

“Christian Brothers University’s inclusion in the Colleges of Distinction is testament to the tremendous progress the institution has made in recent years and continues to make,” said Dr. Frank Buscher, CBU Vice President for Academics & Student Life. “It is recognition of the fact that CBU provides its students with a top-notch education, a vibrant campus life, and most importantly, all the skills to be successful in the workplace as well as graduate and professional school.”

In addition to its general selection as a “College of Distinction,” CBU has been additionally singled out as a “Tennessee College of Distinction” and, on a national level, as a “Catholic College of Distinction.”

Colleges of Distinction looks beyond rankings and test scores to find colleges that are the ideal places to learn, grow and succeed. The selection process reviews such factors as the school’s first-year experience, general education program, experiential components of the curriculum, the strategic plan and alumni success and satisfaction.

“We focus on colleges that are deeply dedicated to students' learning,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor of Colleges of Distinction. “Schools designated as a ‘College of Distinction’ offer innovative learning experiences that educate, nurture and transform students."

To view CBU’s profile or to find more information about this prestigious online guide visit

Posted by Cory Dugan at 12:02 PM