GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Veterans have risked everything and given of themselves to the highest extent for the sake of the United States and the safety and well-being of its citizens. There is no way to say, "Thank you" enough to these brave individuals. Very many colleges offer benefits and programs for veterans to help make their transition into college life after the military easier. There are also a large number of programs that schools participate in to reduce or, in some cases, eliminate costs of college for veterans. This ranking was intended to for veterans to be able to find the best 4-year colleges that have their unique needs in mind.
Anne Velusa, research editor at OnlineCollegePlan.com, has taken great care in researching colleges and universities to find those which offer veterans the best quality education, highest retention and graduation rates veterans and military members, and highest salaries within 6 years of graduation. The end result of this research is "Top 20 4-Year Colleges for Veterans" (http://www.onlinecollegeplan.com/4-year-colleges-veterans/). The complete methodology is available in the ranking.
New York is represented twice on the list with D'Youville College (1) and Excelsior College (14).
New Jersey has two universities in the ranking with Stockton University (6) and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (8).
Two more universities are located in Nebraska; University of Nebraska at Omaha (2) and Bellevue University (10).
Virginia also appears twice in the ranking with ECPI University (7) and Liberty University (11)The full ranking in descending order is as follows:
20. Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA
19. South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD
18. Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH
17. University of Maine at Augusta in Augusta, ME
16. Ashford University in San Diego, CA
15. Lewis University in Romeoville, IL
14. Excelsior College in Albany, NY
13 Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO
12. Pennsylvania State University - World Campus in University Park, PA
11. Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA
10. Bellevue University in Bellevue, NE
9. American Military University (APUS) in Charles Town, WV
8. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick, NJ
7. ECPI University in Virginia Beach, VA
6. Stockton University in Galloway, NJ
5. Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY
4. The University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS
3. University of South Florida in Tampa, FL
2. University of Nebraska at Omaha in Omaha, NE
1. D'Youville College in Buffalo, NY
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