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Beacon College was counted among a roundup of highly regarded educational institutions in an international education periodical’s inaugural annual listing.

The Knowledge Review, a global education magazine and online platform that covers educational resources, courses and learning technologies for students, educators, and universities, named Beacon to its list of “The 50 admirable educational institutions 2017.”

“The higher education system of [the] United States provides an incomparable level of flexibility through a number of diverse institutions that the States encompass,” The Knowledge Review observed. “It is indeed the most attractive feature of the U.S higher education system for scholars hailing to refine their skills from all over world. With the variety of available competent educational institutions, students are sure to find the right fit for their academic, financial, and personal needs.”

Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla., the first college or university accredited to award bachelor’s degrees primarily to students who learn differently, joins a distinguished list that includes Bucknell and Colgate universities and Dartmouth College.

The magazine reviewed myriad areas including academic offerings, facilities, president profiles, faculty experience, and unique offerings to compile its registry.

The Knowledge Review lists schools in alphabetical not rank order, because magazine spokesperson Helen Jones said, “we believe that every educational institute has its own specialty and uniqueness.”

The recognition comes on the heels of a Top 8 ranking for Florida colleges and universities earlier this year by BestColleges.com and BestValueSchools.com’s ranking as the nation’s No. 1 school for students with disabilities.

“The Knowledge Review’s ranking of Beacon College among its ‘50 Admirable Education Institutions 2017’ follows a wave of recent attention by national higher education ranking services,” said Beacon President George J. Hagerty. “The quality of the institutions included among the publication’s list places Beacon in respected company. That which is most important in this recognition and others is that our community pursues its daily work with students who learn differently in a way that is unduplicated in student outcomes.”