The Templeton Foundation's Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges has been released, and BYU is one of the 102 colleges and universities from across the nation to appear on the list.
More than 1,450 institutions were considered for the designation, an honor that BYU has received two years in a row. The annual listing commends schools that go beyond academics and instill the development of character and moral values.With 27,367 students, BYU is the largest school honored.
The Honor Roll was created in 1989 by investment adviser and philanthropist John Marks Templeton and the Templeton Foundation. Because Templeton believes that character is built through family, church and schools, he chooses to publicize success by honoring schools that excel in promoting character and moral values in education.
Other higher education institutions appearing in the 1990 announcement are Boston College, University of Notre Dame and Duke University.