Toccoa Falls College has been recognized for its honorable commitment to helping undergraduate students learn, grow, and succeed by Colleges of Distinction, a unique guide for college-bound students. TFC has been named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction, Georgia College of Distinction, and Christian College of Distinction.

Colleges of Distinction believes that a thorough selection process requires more than an overview of institutional data, statistics, and size of endowment. Instead, the Colleges of Distinction selection process comprises a sequence of in-depth research and detailed interviews with the schools, accepting only those that adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. These principles are all informed by the High-Impact Practices to prioritize the ways that institutions enable students to have a fulfilling, individualized college experience both inside and outside of the classroom. To earn the recognition, Toccoa Falls College demonstrated the following programs and experiences: 

  • Engaged Students – Students at TFC have the opportunity to take an active part in their own learning through honing their theological development in core Bible classes and participating in undergraduate research opportunities.
  • Great Teaching – Students have meaningful interactions with faculty throughout their time at TFC because of our small class sizes and cohorts within each department.
  • Vibrant Community – Creating connections with peers outside of the classroom is an important part of a well-rounded college experience. TFC provides opportunities for on-campus community through events and initiatives championed by our Student Government Association, as well as providing opportunities for off-campus community development through out Service and Outreach required courses. These opportunities help students find a sense of belonging and meaning throughout their campus experience.
  • Successful Outcomes – The undergraduate experience works cohesively to prepare students not only for graduation, but for life after graduation. Some of these experiences at TFC include internships, Study Abroad opportunities, capstone courses and projects within each department.

“When we focus all of our attention on how schools stack up against one another, we lose track of what really matters: the students themselves,” said Wes Creel, Founder of Colleges of Distinction. “Every student has individual needs and their own environment in which they’re most likely to thrive. We want to extend our praise to the schools that prioritize and cater to students’ goals.” Toccoa Falls College’s inclusion is informed by the unique ways it commits to achieving success. The effective strategies for student satisfaction and outcomes are the kinds of engaging experiences found at TFC.

Creel continued, “We’re inspired by the ways in which Toccoa Falls College immerses students in their fields, all while fostering a welcoming community that will support them through and beyond their college years.” 

Aside from overall undergraduate recognitions, Colleges of Distinction also awards recognition in individual areas. Toccoa Falls College has earned additional recognition in the areas of Business, Education, and Nursing.

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About Colleges of Distinction

Since 2000, Colleges of Distinction has been committed to honoring schools throughout the U.S. for true excellence in higher education. The 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