Syracuse University Ranks in Top Ten for Third Consecutive Year in Annual Military Times Best: Colleges 2018

Annual rankings factor in veteran and military students’ success rates

Syracuse, NY – Syracuse University has again earned the distinction of being recognized as a best school for veterans as announced by Military Times today. The national rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement. Syracuse University ranks as the #2 private school in the country and #6 overall for service members, veterans and their families.

“It’s always a proud day when Syracuse University is recognized among its military community for its hard work and commitment to our student veterans,” said retired Col. Ron Novack, Executive Director, Syracuse University Office of Military and Veteran Affairs. “Following Chancellor Kent Syverud’s strategic priority that Syracuse be the best place for veterans, this acknowledgment is validation that we embody what it means to be a home for veterans looking to pursue their college degree after service. In education, in campus culture, in commitment — Syracuse University will continue to welcome those who have honorably served their country and their families.”

Best Colleges 2018 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors helping make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. More than 600 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey.

“Of the hundreds of schools that applied, fewer than half received the Military Times Best: Colleges designation this year. Only the best made the cut,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. “For the past eight years, we’ve seen colleges and universities consistently increasing their resources, revising their policies and improving their academic outcomes for military and veteran students. The Military Times Best: Colleges rankings showcase the very best of these efforts.”

Military Times’ annual Best Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus. Military Times also factors in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments, as well as three Education Department sources: the IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database.

For the full Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, go to https://www.militarytimes.com/education-transition/rankings/2017/11/20/218-schools-make-military-times-best-colleges-2018-rankings/.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Salanger
Director, Communications & Media
Office of Veteran and Military Affairs
Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Mobile: 315.378.8171; Email: ssalange@syr.edu

About Syracuse University’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA)
The Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) serves as Syracuse University’s single point of entry for all veteran and military related programs and initiatives. It collaborates and coordinates with stakeholders to serve veterans, military connected students, and military family members who are students or employees at Syracuse University. For more information about the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs, visit veterans.syr.edu.

About Military Times
The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit www.militarytimes.com.

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