For Third Consecutive Year Newbury College Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

Newbury College has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a College of Distinction for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For Third Consecutive Year Newbury College Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

June 21, 2018 – Newbury College has been recognized for the third consecutive year for its committed implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices, earning its title as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

Newbury College has proven itself to be at the forefront of American higher education with a modern, student-centered approach to teaching. With a unique learning environment, its programming engages students with character-building, career-focused education, grounded in the liberal arts.

"As a College of Distinction," said Newbury President Dr. Joseph L. Chillo, "Newbury prides itself on providing every student with the opportunity to achieve a college degree. Our faculty work hard to ensure that every student is 'real life ready' by the time they graduate. When our students graduate, they have the confidence and ability to take on their chosen careers as competent professionals."

Newbury’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Frank Sargent, added, "We are so pleased to be included in the College of Distinction rankings. This is a reflection of all the good work that is being done by our faculty as we continue to enhance the Newbury College academic offerings and experience for our students."

"We are absolutely thrilled to recognize Newbury College as a College of Distinction for its effective dedication to student success,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction is so impressed with Nebwbury College’s curriculum, which is enriched with the kind of High-Impact Educational Practices that are most crucial for student development. Such innovative engagement is preparing the next generation of young adults to thrive after college.”

Colleges of Distinction’s selection process consists of a review of each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, alumni success, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more. Schools are accepted on the basis that they adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.

“Colleges of Distinction is far more than a ranking list of colleges and universities,” said Schritter. “We seek out the schools that are wholly focused on the student experience, constantly working to produce graduates who are prepared for a rapidly changing global society. Now recognized as a College of Distinction, Newbury College stands out in the way it strives to help its students to learn, grow, and succeed.”




About Newbury: Newbury College is a private, independent college located just minutes from Boston in the Fisher Hill neighborhood of Brookline, Massachusetts. Founded in 1962, Newbury College offers bachelor and associate degree programs in over 20 career-focused majors. Committed to personalized and experience-based teaching, Newbury inspires students to become independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens. 

About Colleges of Distinction: Since 2000, the Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook have honored schools
throughout the U.S. for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The cohort
of schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus
on the undergraduate experience. The website and annual guidebooks provide dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents, and high school counselors. For more information, and to learn how to become a College of Distinction, visit

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