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WKU listed among Best for Vets for 7th straight year

For the seventh straight year, WKU has earned national recognition in Military Times’ Best for Vets rankings.

2017_bfv_colleges-2WKU is ranked No. 14 among 130 four-year schools on The Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list announced Tuesday morning (Nov. 1). 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.

In the fall 2016 semester, WKU is serving 2,539 military veterans, active duty, reservists, National Guard and military family members, according to Tonya Archey, director of Military Student Services.

WKU Military Student Services began in 2011 with the mission to provide personalized support for all military, veterans and dependents.

“The Textbooks For Troops program has assisted more than 200 students this semester and more than 1,600 since the program started,” Archey said. “Our Student Veterans Alliance is gearing up for another great semester of activities. I’d like to see enrollments increase in the Student Veterans Alliance and our two ROTC programs, the Air Force ROTC and the Hilltopper Battalion of the Army ROTC. These programs provide a great path to a commission in the Air Force or Army. Interested students should stop by Tate Page Hall 408 for more information about Air Force opportunities, and Diddle Arena 1512 for information about the Army ROTC program.”

In addition to the Best for Vets rankings, WKU’s programs have been recognized by several publications including the following:

  • WKU has been designated as a “Military Friendly School” every year since 2009 by Victory Media and was named a “Top 100 Military Friendly School” for 2016 by Victory Media. The latest rankings will be released this week.
  • WKU was ranked as the nation’s No. 7 “Best Online College for Veterans” and No. 10 “Best College for Veterans” for 2016 by BestColleges.com.
  • WKU has been named one of the “Best Colleges for Veterans of Regional Universities in the South” by U.S. News and World Report and one of the “25 Great Colleges for Veterans” by MONEY.

Read more about WKU’s service to veterans, the military and their families at https://wkunews.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/military-services-2016/

Read the Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 news release

For the full Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings and survey methodology, visit http://www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2017

Contact: Tonya Archey, (270) 745-5837

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