For the fifth straight year, ECPI University has been selected Best for Vets by Military Times with 2016 marking the second time it’s been ranked number one in the nation. An editorially independent news project, Best for Vets weighs the many factors that make schools a good fit for military veterans, service members, and their families. More than 600 colleges and universities participated in this year’s survey, with ECPI University topping the list among online and nontraditional programs.
“This honor is the result of a daily commitment to recognize the unique needs of our veteran and military students,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bob Larned. “For 50 years, we have sought to understand their needs and develop programs that help them reach their educational goals and enhance their careers. This honor is tremendously rewarding for all of us here at ECPI University.”
The Best for Vets survey requires colleges and universities to methodically document a wide array of services, accommodations, special rules, and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe the atmosphere on campus.
Military Times also considers metrics supplied by the Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments, along with U.S. Department of Education sources: the IPEDS Data Center, Cohort Default Rate Database, and College Scorecard. “We award the Best for Vets designation to the very best – the colleges that really are setting the example,” says Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times’ Best for Vets rankings and special editions.
Military Veteran Students and Graduates
Just like companies are judged by the value of their products or services, colleges and universities can best be judged by the quality of their graduates. By that measure, ECPI University’s family of military and veteran students and graduates represent people of great distinction. Here are some of the people that ECPI University is proud to claim as its own.