Radford University Earns 2022-2023 College of Distinction Designation

Radford University Earns 2022-2023 College of Distinction Designation

Radford, VA – Radford University has earned a 2022-2023 College of Distinction designation. This designation from Colleges of Distinction shows that Radford is one of the best colleges across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

According to their website, “Colleges of Distinction was created in 2000 to help students and their parents navigate the overwhelming process of selecting the right school. We aim to help parents and students find not just the ‘best’ college, but the right one.”

Here is what Colleges of Distinction had to say about Radford University:

Founded in 1910, Radford University is a comprehensive, mid-sized university located in the heart of Virginia’s New River Valley. With small class sizes, rigorous academics, a strong emphasis on service to others, and a beautiful, 204-acre campus, Radford University provides an education that is focused on developing the student both inside and outside of the classroom.

Radford University also earned distinctions for their career development and military support services as well as their undergraduate programs in business, education, and nursing.

Read the full press release from Radford University about the distinctions here.

Learn more about higher education in Virginia’s New River Valley here.


Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small-town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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