For the past nine years, Military Times has ranked ECPI University among the very best colleges and universities for veterans and military service members. Now for the second straight year, it is ranked number one. Designated for excellence in the Career and Technical Colleges category, Military Times ranks schools based on the results of its annual survey, a comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement.
editorially independent news project, survey editors evaluate the range of
variables that determine academic success among military and veteran students. Among
them are five major categories: university culture, student support, academic
policies, academic outcomes/quality, and cost and financial aid. Other factors include:
- Presence of a Vet Center on Campus
- TA Eligibility
- GI Bill Gap Coverage/Yellow Ribbon Program Participation
- Retention Rate
- Graduation Rate
“It is so rewarding to be selected as the best Career and Technical College for Veterans in the nation,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bill Brown. “This is no small achievement and is a goal we stay focused on in all we do as a university because when we do, it means we are working as hard as possible to take care of our military and veteran students.
“It’s nice to be part of a university that takes the pledge of caring for them seriously and does what is needed to make sure actions speak louder than words. We listen to our students and take their input with great regard which helps us to make sure that our programs and services are meeting their expectations and helping them get the most they can from their education.”
Military/Veteran Students and Graduates
The quality of any college or university is best gauged by the quality of its graduates. By that measure, it’s easy to see why ECPI University is so well regarded within the military community and its graduates highly prized by employers. They are people of great accomplishment.