Florida Tech Named a ‘College of Distinction,’ Hands-On Undergraduate Research Set University Apart

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Florida Tech takes innovative approach with curriculum

Florida Institute of Technology has been named a 2019-20 College of Distinction, a national honor in recognition of the university’s success in helping students learn, grow and succeed. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Institute of Technology has been named a 2019-20 College of Distinction, a national honor in recognition of the university’s success in helping students learn, grow and succeed.

“Colleges of Distinction knows that a truly valuable education can’t be measured by rank or reputation. Students learn and thrive best when they embrace hands-on learning in a vibrant, welcoming community,” said Tyler Schritter, chief operating officer at Colleges of Distinction.

“That’s why it’s so encouraging to find Florida Tech take such an innovative approach with its curriculum: its ‘High-Impact Educational Practices’ ensure that the undergraduate experience is worthwhile and unique.”

These practices, including Florida Tech’s capstone student design projects, hands-on undergraduate research and network of internship opportunities, set the university apart, Schritter said.

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Florida Tech, which is one of just 10 Florida colleges and universities to receive the 2019-20 recognition, also earned College of Distinction honors for its engineering, business and career development programs.

“Florida Tech puts the student experience first, providing all the tools and opportunities they need to become lifelong learners who are ready to take on any challenge in today’s ever-evolving society,” he said.

Overall, Colleges of Distinction ranks schools on its Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Communities, and Successful Outcomes.

These areas are weighted heavily because they reflect how a school provides the best possible experience both inside and outside the classroom.

“With its dive-in, buckle-up, hands-on approach to education, Florida Tech is a top choice for students interested in innovation, hard work, and lofty goals,” Colleges of Distinction said in its entry about Florida Tech.

Find more on the 2019-20 Colleges of Distinction HERE.

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