Kutztown University Named Best for Vets by Military Times for Sixth-Straight Year

Best for Vets 2020 Military Times Colleges

KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University has been ranked in Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges rankings for the sixth-straight year. KU was ranked 89th among four-year schools.  

KU has been a mainstay on the survey results since 2014. Last year, KU saw 165 enrollments of veterans and military members.

Kutztown University offers many services for Veterans and Service members including a Veterans Center. KU has a single point-of-contact who aids and coordinates services. To make the pursuit of academic goals more manageable, KU offers military education benefits assistance, academic advising, career planning, counseling and Army ROTC. KU awards credit for military training, CLEP and DANTES. Veterans liaisons are available in key offices, and faculty and staff participate in sensitivity training for veterans.

KU's advisory board meets regularly to implement veteran-friendly policy, and its Student Veteran Organization provides valuable services to students and the community through their programming and fundraisers.

KU ranks the best of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institutions, including Indiana University (PA) in 114th and Edinboro University in 120th.

For more information about Kutztown University's commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.kutztown.edu/veterans.

Rankings are based on 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 - as well as a detailed review of public data collected by federal agencies. The methodology weighs enrollment, veteran service centers, military tuition assistance (TA), GI Bill® gap coverage and whether the school is at or below TA limits, accreditation, military student retention and graduation rates. This detailed information for all ranked schools is available on the Military Times 4-year schools chart.

As is true for all Military Times rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges is an editorially independent, objective and rigorous news project. This feature evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.

"Military Times' Best for Vets designation is trusted throughout the veteran community as the mark of excellence for schools and other organizations that work with veterans, service members and military families," said George Altman, Military Times editor in charge of the rankings.

The Military Times' annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to disclose academic outcome and input data, describe aspects of veteran culture on campus and document veteran and student services, special policies, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties. 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.

The Military Times' rankings series includes Best for Vets: Colleges, Best for Vets: Employers, Best for Vets: Places to Live and Best for Vets: Franchises.  

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