A leading national educational services company moved Beacon College to the head of the class of its new ranking of the best higher education institutions in the United States for collegians with learning disabilities.
In its report released last week, Peterson’s, a top academic publisher and post-secondary resource, ranked the college No. 1 on its list of “20 Great Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities.” The schools on the list, according to Peterson’s, “have implemented programs for students with learning disabilities, optimizing students’ potential and providing students with the resources and support they need to thrive in a college academic setting.”
In justifying Beacon as its top pick, Peterson’s pointed to the nonprofit, private liberal arts school’s flexibility in offering both “associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs designed for students who learn differently” and cheered the college’s “70 percent on-time graduation rate, which is well above the national average rate for students diagnosed with learning disabilities.”
Peterson’s also was impressed that Beacon’s “Center for Student Success provides students with learning specialists, peer tutors, study groups, a math lab, a writing center, life coaching, counseling, and career development services.”
Landmark College, Hofstra University, Adelphi University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill rounded out the top five.
The recognition from Peterson’s is the second No. 1 ranking and third top 10 distinction Beacon College, America’s first accredited baccalaureate school to educate primarily students with learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning differences, has earned in 2019 its 30th anniversary.
BestValueSchools.com ranked Beacon College No. 1 on its list of “20 Best Value Colleges for Students with Learning Disabilities 2019.”
Meanwhile, GreatValueColleges.net ranked the school No. 3 on its list of “America’s Top 50 Colleges for Students with Disabilities.”
“Being ranked No. 1 confirms that we are a great choice for students who learn differently,” Dr. Shelly Chandler, Beacon provost said of the Peterson’s milestone. “The ranking inspires us to continue creating and improving our teaching and learning strategies.”