TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Colleges rankings includes a separate listing for veteran-friendly schools. Called Best Colleges for Veterans, its purpose is to help veterans find top-ranked institutions where they can make the most of their education benefits and military experience. The rankings are available now on USNews.com and USNewsUniversityDirectory.com.
To be considered for inclusion in the Best Colleges for Veterans, schools are required to meet certain criteria:
- They must be numerically ranked in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges
- They must be certified for the GI Bill
- They must be a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium
- They must either participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program or be a public institution that charges in-state tuition to all veterans who apply from out of state
The Best Colleges for Veterans are ranked in 10 categories: National Liberal Arts Colleges, National Universities, Regional Colleges (North, South, Midwest and West), and Regional Universities (North, South, Midwest and West).
Qualifying institutions are ranked numerically in descending order according to their 2015 Best Colleges ranks. So Georgetown University, the highest-ranked school in the National Universities category that meets all of the required criteria, holds the No. 1 spot in the Best Colleges for Veterans – National Universities rankings.
"The number of veterans is growing rapidly as military personnel return from deployment and separate from the service," says Matt Speer, director of sales and marketing for U.S. News University Connection. "For many, education can be a key factor in how well they transition back into the civilian workforce. Nothing improves veterans' career prospects like earning a college degree, and the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings are designed to help them do exactly that."
U.S. News University Directory provides additional resources for both veterans and active-duty servicemembers in the Military Education Benefits Resource Center. These include a comprehensive overview of various benefits, a free downloadable guide to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and the latest news about military and veterans' education.
About U.S. News University Directory
U.S. News University Directory provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 1,900 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983. Prospective students can search America's best colleges and America's best graduate schools offering associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's and MBA degrees, doctoral and PhD degrees, and certificate programs. And because U.S. News is the leading ranking resource for anyone seeking an on-campus or online degree, students who use the directory can be confident that they are getting the best education advice and information available.
Matthew Speer, Director, Sales and Marketing
U.S. News University Connection
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