SAVANNAH — Military Times honored Armstrong State University on Tuesday by ranking the institution No. 12 among four-year schools on its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” list.
The annual rankings, now in their fifth year, are based on a school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates. This year marks the first time Armstrong has been included on the list.
The rankings are published in the issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times on newsstands this week; in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine; and online at MilitaryTimes.com, ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com.
“Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” evaluates the factors that make a colleges or university a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. The survey-based ranking requires schools to document an array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to military and veteran students and to describe the various aspects of veteran culture on a campus.
Earlier this year, Armstrong was honored as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine for the fifth consecutive year. The university is ranked in the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide for its military-friendly status and is listed in the 2015 Guide to Military Friendly Schools.
Armstrong recently launched a Green Zone initiative to support active-duty military students and veterans on campus. Earlier this year, the university waived all mandatory fees for active-duty military.
Armstrong also is part of a network of universities that guarantees transferability of credits for military students, provides in-state tuition for members of the military and their families, and offers college credit for military experience.
As a complement to Armstrong’s main campus in Savannah, the university operates the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville. A new, expanded facility is under construction in downtown Hinesville, which will be open to students next fall.
To view the complete “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” rankings, go to www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2015.