USF named ‘College of Distinction’

The University of St. Francis (USF), for the fourth year has been selected as one of the Colleges of Distinction.

The 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction were selected for providing innovative, teacher-centered undergraduate education and preparing their graduates for real-world success. Recognized schools demonstrate their dedication to the Colleges of Distinction’s core values: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities and Successful Outcomes.

“We’re always pleased when outside organizations recognize the quality of a University of St. Francis education,” said President Arvid Johnson. “Our USF family strives each and every day to provide the best possible educational experience for our students. While we very much appreciate outside recognition, what is most important to us is that we serve and graduate our students, who are considered as top prospects by employers.”

“We accomplish all that with 81 percent of our students engaged in experiential learning and a 78 percent career placement rate (in their field of study) for undergraduate students,” Johnson added.

The schools listed are featured on and will be included in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction eGuidebook distributed free to more than 40,000 high school and community college counselors.

The University of St. Francis serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit

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