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Mount Aloysius Named 2018-2019 College of Distinction

Posted on: July 12, 2018

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Cresson, Pa. – Students returning to Mount Aloysius College will get a bonus this fall. Once again the College was notified that it earned recognized as a “College of Distinction” for the 2018-2019 academic year. In addition, the Mount Aloysius Business, Education and Nursing majors have also all been singled out for College of Distinction individual program recognition. College of Distinction recognition is reserved for colleges and universities that excel in “student-focused” education. This citation of excellence allows Mount Aloysius to be featured on CollegesofDistinction.com ─ a website that honors select colleges for excellence. Colleges and universities are nominated for Colleges of Distinction recognition by high school counselor recommendations and quantitative research.

Mount Aloysius Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions, Dr. Frank Crouse noted that the College’s consistent goal of preparing students for great careers is reflected in the College of Distinction recognition. “Mount Aloysius College is proud to continue to highlight our faculty’s strong commitment to teaching undergraduate students, coupled with our focus on providing an active campus with many opportunities for personal development,” he said. “The Enrollment Management division has partnered with Student Horizons for many years and was one of the first in the region to be recognized as a College of Distinction and a Catholic College of Distinction.” Dr. Crouse added, “We are proud of our Mercy Heritage, career-centric education connected to the liberal arts and sciences, and our students’ success.”

Colleges of Distinction are assessed using four criteria: Engaged Students – the college creates an environment which encourages students to speak up and challenge the status quo; Excellent Teaching–the college’s faculty fosters new ways of thinking; Vibrant Community–students are exposed to community- and career-oriented learning experiences and internships; and Successful Outcomes–the college prepares students with a portfolio for a successful career upon graduation. Colleges featured on CollegesofDistinction.com must meet or exceed standards in each of these four categories.

In addition to the overall recognition as College of Distinction; three Munt Aloysius academic programs ─ Business, Education and Nursing ─were singled out to receive separate College of Distinction accolades.

Mount Aloysius offers an Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. The program ranks in the top 35 percent in the United States. Areas of specialization include: Health Care Administration; Human Resources Management; Marketing Communications Media; Marketing and Entrepreneurship; and Sports Management. To learn more visit this page.

Mount Aloysius College Nursing program ranks sixth among the largest and best nursing schools in Pennsylvania (nursing schools that routinely have 85 students or more taking the NCLEX nursing license exam). The College’s pass percentage averages 90.78 percent for first-time test takers. In the last five years 432 students took the NLCEX exam and 393 passed on their first try. The College’s web link to its RN Associate’s Degree program can be found here.

Mount Aloysius College offers four specialized programs in its Education department. Mount Aloysius students study Early Childhood Education, Early Level (Pre K through fourth grade), Middle Level (fourth through eighth grade), and Secondary Education. The College’s Early Level web link can be found here.

To view Mount Aloysius College’s profile or to find more information about the online guide, visit CollegesofDistinction.com. To visit the Mount Aloysius College web site go to www.mtaloy.edu or call Mount Aloysius College at (814) 886-6383.

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