Canisius is Named a "Top Education College of Distinction"

August 3, 2021

BUFFALO, NYColleges of Distinction named Canisius a 2021-22 “Top Education College of Distinction.” Schools are chosen for their commitment to nurturing and supporting future educators. 

Canisius is recognized for its quality and successful programs, highest accreditations and industry connections.  The college is also recognized for providing multidisciplinary exposure, practical experience and a strong commitment to advisement and counseling.

Created in 2000, Colleges of Distinction assists high school students and parents to identify colleges and universities that suit individual personalities and career objectives. To be designated a “College of Distinction,” a school’s curriculum must emphasize such core competencies as critical thinking, writing, oral skills, research, and global perspectives. It must also offer dynamic out-of-classroom learning and study abroad programs. The process is objective, in-depth, and qualitative; however, quantitative data as class-size statistics, faculty-to-student ratio, plus retention and four-year graduation rates are also considered.

One of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius prepares leaders - intelligent, caring, faithful individuals - able to pursue and promote excellence in their professions, their communities and their service to humanity.