USF Named Best 4-Year College For Veterans By Military Times

TAMPA, FL – The University of South Florida found its way to the top of the charts according to Military Times. USF was named the best four-year college for veterans in the magazine’s Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings, which was released Tuesday, Nov. 1. The list recognizes accredited institutions of higher learning for commitments to the success of student veterans. Through all eight years of Best for Vets rankings, USF has consistently placed in the Top 5, including a No. 2 ranking for 2016. This is the first time that the Tampa-based school earned the top spot in the rankings. “It is quite an honor to be ranked No. 1 by this highly respected publication,” said Lawrence Braue, director of the Office of Veteran Success at USF and Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.). “USF has long been committed to serving those who have served in the military.” The magazine evaluates colleges and universities in five main categories: University culture, academic outcomes/quality, student support, academic policies and cost/financial aid. Evaluations were completed based on a comprehensive 150-question survey submitted by each school, as well as the analysis of public data from three different federal agencies, responses of veterans about what is important to them and the editorial judgement of the magazine. In the publication, Military Times highlighted USF’s proactive efforts to assist student veterans, track their progress and counsel them through their college experience. The opening of the article accompanying the list on militarytimes.com focused on...

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