For the sixth consecutive year, Woodbury University in Burbank has been recognized as a “College of Distinction.”

Colleges of Distinction is a national organization that evaluates the effectiveness of undergraduate institutions and compiles an annual guide for students in the college search process.

Woodbury President David Steele Figueredo said the selection is an honor and a recognition of the school’s core values.

“We have focused on academic excellence and innovative engagement of all our students while providing a practice-based education,” Figueredo said in a statement. “As a Hispanic serving institution, we have also maintained our history of diversity, and catering to first-generation students of lower socio-economic status.”

Woodbury is the Valley’s only College of Distinction this year.

Colleges of Distinction selects schools based on research and interviews with students and staff, and recognizes only those that adhere to four key distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community and successful outcomes. It presents itself as an alternative to lists compiled by U.S. News & World Report.