Edgewood College Named to β€˜Best for Vets 2017’ List

  • Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016

Madison, Wis. (December 6, 2016) – Edgewood College has been named to the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. This marks the second consecutive year the College has been so recognized by Military Times.

“We limit our list to encourage competition, and we genuinely hope this helps raise the bar for veterans on campus,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Best for Vets.

Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 is an editorially-independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans, and their families. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey.

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. Colleges are also asked to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus. These institutions were evaluated in several categories, with university culture and academic outcomes bearing the most weight.

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 four Wisconsin institutions, and the only private college in the state, to merit placement on the list.

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