University of Texas at Arlington is Best School for US Veterans
The university came on top of the “Best for Vets: Colleges 2020” ranking, with 3,116 military and veterans enrolled in fall 2018. The school has a military graduation rate of 85 percent and a retention rate of 69 percent for full-time students and 55 percent for part-time students.
It received a four-star rating in its GI Bill gap coverage that rates how well schools reduce or eliminate out-of-pocket tuition costs for post-9/11 GI Bill users.
The Military Times takes into account various factors that include university culture, student support, academic policies, academic outcomes/quality, and cost and financial aid. This year 134 four-year colleges and universities qualified for inclusion in Military Times ranking
“To create the rankings, we evaluated colleges’ survey responses based on what veterans have told us is important to them, as well as on our own editorial judgment,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor who oversees the rankings.
“While the value of each section was comparable, university culture and student support carried the greatest weight in our evaluation, while academic outcomes/quality and cost and financial aid carried the least weight.”
Colorado State University ranked second with 1,608 enrolled veterans. It has 81 percent of retention rate and 64 percent of graduation rate.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha, University of South Florida, Syracuse University, Angelo State University, Georgia State University, University of Central Oklahoma, The University of Southern Mississippi and Quinnipiac University are other schools that held a spot among top ten best higher education institutions for veterans in the country.