D'Youville Ranked in Top Five "Best for Vets" Schools
Buffalo, New York – November 25, 2014 – Military Times, a Gannett Company newspaper for members of the armed forces, released its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” list and ranked D’Youville 4th in the nation among the best four-year schools for veterans.
“Several hundred schools participated in the year’s survey, filling out a detailed questionnaire with well over 100 questions that delved into the issues most crucial to student vets,” the paper said.
Number one is the University of Nebraska, Omaha followed by Eastern Kentucky and CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
D'Youville has more than 500 students on campus who are veterans or dependents of military and was the only school in Western New York to make the list of 100.
“D’Youville College has, over the years, demonstrated a keen interest in and caring for the educational needs of our nation’s veterans,” said Benjamin L. Randle, Jr., director of the college Veterans Affairs Office.
“Thanks to the D’Youville leadership the college has developed and nurtured an environment and support system that enables the military affiliated students and their dependents to succeed. We are proud of their accomplishments and very pleased that our small college has been recognized nationally as one of the best college’s in the nation for veterans.”
D’Youville established its Veterans Affairs Office in 2006.
It was the first institution in the area to offer the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program to veterans. The program allows colleges and universities to voluntarily enter into an agreement to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public education institute ‘in-state tuition’ for undergraduates.
D’Youville also provides all veterans, reservists, guardsmen and active duty military member with a 50 percent veteran waiver.
The college actively recruits high school students at Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DODDS) located on military bases in Germany resulting in a number of military dependents now attending D’Youville.
The “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” rankings are published in publications including: of Military Times EDGE magazine, Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com, and MarineCorpsTimes.com.
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