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July 18, 2012
Contacts: Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Katie Creel, Executive Partner, Colleges of Distinction, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Baker University honored for distinctive educational excellence

Baldwin City, Kan. – For the second consecutive year, Baker University is featured on, a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for their excellence in student-focused higher education.Parmenter_Hall

“Schools designated as “Colleges of Distinction” create well-rounded graduates and are among the very best in the country,” said Tyson Schritter, Executive Editor of Colleges of Distinction.

Colleges and universities are nominated for participation in Colleges of Distinction through high school counselors’ recommendations as well as quantitative research.

Once nominated, the colleges are assessed using the four distinctions: student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of graduates. Schools featured on must meet minimum standards in each category.

Baker University was found to excel in all four distinctions and will receive a personal profile on the Colleges of Distinction website. offers dynamic college profiles and easy-to-use search tools for students, parents and counselors. The website includes tips from high school guidance counselors, essays from college students, presidents and other members of campus communities.

“While each school is one of a kind, they all share a common theme: they are all a great place to get an education,” Schritter said.

To view Baker’s profile or to find more information about the online guide, visit


Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.