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CONTACT:   Janine G. Sorbello, Dir. of Ext. Affairs             DATE: August 22, 2022

CELL:            302-290-3224                              

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Goldey-Beacom College Named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction

Wilmington, DE – Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) has been recognized by Colleges of Distinction (COD) for its commitment to help undergraduate students learn, grow and succeed.

GBC has been named in three categories:

  • 2022-2023 College of Distinction
  • 2022-2023 College of Distinction, Delaware
  • 2022-2023 College of Distinction, Business

COD’s mission is to help parents and students find the “right” college – not necessarily the “best” college. Their criteria are tailored toward colleges that provide personalized education that embraces student’s interests.

“This is a terrific achievement for Goldey-Beacom and due in no small part to the many student-centered initiatives we have been pursuing in our strategic plan,” said Dr. Colleen Perry Keith, president of GBC. “As one of the benefits to the College’s inclusion component, this distinction will amplify our message to students, parents and guidance counselors.”

GBC underwent an exhaustive COD review that encompassed four overarching distinctions which are the fundamental elements of an effective undergraduate education: Student Engagement, Teaching, Community and Outcomes.

Dr. Keith expounded, “With all the focus in the media on college rankings and whether college is worth the effort and money, the Colleges of Distinction program gets past the focus on rankings, and instead, focuses on what makes a college truly effective – what are the right standards that equate with student success? The results of the four areas of distinction prepare undergraduates to be strong writers, speakers and thinkers because of the one-on-one with faculty but also because of the meaningful experiences we provide.”

“COD completes a thorough review of the programs in question before giving the awards,” said Tyson Schritter, Chief Operating Officer for Colleges of Distinction. “We’re looking for such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program, advising and mentoring, integration of career services and successful outcomes for students. It’s wonderful to see how Goldey-Beacom exemplifies these qualities within the field.”

Schritter continued, “Globalization and the intricacies of modern business operations require effective communication and apt problem-solving strategies. GBC’s programs keep their future leaders adaptable as they grow alongside their industry.”

To learn more about GBC’s recent honor, visit:

Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for college-bound students. Since 2000, they have been committed to honoring schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in higher education.

Member schools within the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their dedicated focus on the undergraduate experience. Its website provides dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and resources for students, parents and high school counselors. For more information, and to learn how to become a College of Distinction, visit

Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,300 students enrolled from 22 states and 65 nations. The College offers 42 degree options in its graduate and undergraduate programs with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, communication & media, human services, English, and all areas of business, including accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, and finance.

The College is accepting students into two new degree programs in fall 2022: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies; B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics. Both were approved in March 2022 by the Delaware Department of Education. In fall 2023, the College plans to offer two additional degrees: Bachelor of Science in Marketing; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Digital Marketing.

The College is committed to connecting its graduates with careers in their respective fields. For over a decade, the College has achieved a 90% placement rate for graduates. Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


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