Oglethorpe was again recognized by Colleges of Distinction, a national guide to colleges that highlights innovative learning opportunities at top schools, for the 2018-2019 academic year.
To be designated a “college of distinction,” a school’s curriculum must emphasize such core competencies as critical thinking, writing, oral skills, research, and global perspectives. They must also offer dynamic out-of-classroom learning and study abroad programs.
Schools must demonstrate results across the Four Distinctions—Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. High school counselors and educators make 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 then invited to join Colleges of Distinction.
On top of Oglethorpe’s overall recognition, the business program received its own award as a Business College of Distinction.
Oglethorpe will open the Hammack School of Business in Fall 2019, and recently launched the full-tuition Hammack Scholarship for business-related study. Oglethorpe nurtures students’ entrepreneurial spirit and encourages valuable real-world experiences, such as internships, study abroad and civic engagement, via its Atlanta Laboratory for Learning (A_LAB).