St. John Fisher University Honored as 2023-2024 College of Distinction

July 5, 2023

St. John Fisher University has been named a College of Distinction for the 2023-2024 academic year, marking its commitment to providing a high-quality undergraduate education that focuses on hands-on learning, strong student-faculty relationships, a vibrant campus life, and successful outcomes. This is the eighth consecutive year that Fisher has earned the designation.

Badge: 2023-2024 Colleges of Distinction

Colleges of Distinction’s selection process comprises a sequence of in-depth research and detailed interviews with the schools, accepting only those that adhere to these Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. As a College of Distinction, Fisher has shown excellence in each of these areas, providing its students with a well-rounded, practical education that prepares them for successful careers and lives.

“Our vision as an institution is to provide a student-centered learning environment for individuals pursuing higher education and that vision remains at the forefront of everything we do,” said Dr. Gerard J. Rooney, president of the University. “We are grateful to have earned the College of Distinction recognition and for the privilege to serve our students as they pursue their academic goals and realize their educational aspirations.”

In addition to earning the honor of a College of Distinction, Fisher received specialized recognition in business, education, nursing, and career development. These accolades were borne out of a need for curricula that are comprehensive not only in course material, but also in practical- and soft-skills development. Fisher has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training, and abundant opportunities for real-world application.

“We believe that engaged students are successful students,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer at Colleges of Distinction. “Every student has individual needs and flourishes in a specific environment. We prefer to focus on the innovative ways that colleges all around the country are providing an enriching undergraduate experience.”