Edgewood College Named to β€˜Best for Vets 2016’ List

  • Monday, Nov 9, 2015

Seven Edgewood student vets in running attire

Student veterans represent Edgewood College in the Madison Navy League All Services Honor Run in November 2015.

Madison, Wis. (November 9, 2015)  Edgewood College has earned a place on the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 list, marking the first time the College has received this honor.

“It’s been amazing to witness how colleges all across higher education have embraced service members and their families,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times’ Best for Vets rankings and special editions. “Over the past six years of our surveys, we’ve seen so many schools first begin to foster – through new policies, services and dedicated facilities – and then nurture these wonderful communities.”

“We award the Best for Vets designation to the very best – the colleges that really are setting the example,” Miller said.

“This recognition is really about our students who have served and continue to serve,” Military & Veterans Services Coordinator Matthew Schroeder at Edgewood College said. “Our student-veterans and dependents help make our community a richer place, a place where we can each become our best selves, both in and out of the classroom.”   

Military Times’ annual ‘Best for Vets: Colleges’ survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document a tremendous 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. 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.

Edgewood College is one of only five Wisconsin institutions, and the only private college in the state, to merit placement on the list.

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