D’Youville’s Veteran Program Ranked Near the Top for Service to Vets
Buffalo, New York – November 17, 2016 – Military Times, a publication for members of all branches of the military, has ranked D’Youville College number 5 out of 130 colleges and universities in the U.S. in their Best for Vets: Colleges 2017.
The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of their comprehensive survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. The editorially-independent project evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, veterans, and their families.
More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey, according to Amanda Miller, editor of Best for Vets.
“We limit our list to encourage competition and we genuinely hope this helps raise the bar for veterans on campus,” she said.
The survey asks colleges and universities to document an array of services, special rules, accommodations, and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus. The institutions were evaluated in several categories with university culture and academic outcomes having the most weight.
“Since the Veterans Affairs Office was created in 2006, D’Youville has demonstrated a keen interest in and caring for the educational needs of our nation’s veterans,” said Benjamin L. Randle, Jr. director of the office.
“We have developed an environment and support system that enables the military affiliated students and their dependents to succeed.”
D’Youville today enrolls more than 600 veterans and dependents.