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Monday, November 9, 2015

NKU ranked 36th on Military Times ‘Best for Vets’ list

Northern Kentucky University is among the best universities in the nation for military veterans, according to The Military Times.

The publication’s sixth annual “Best for Vets” list ranks NKU 36th among four-year institutions for the services and support it provides to military veterans and their families.

“This recognition is a testament to the collaborative work that is being done across our campus to support our military veterans and their family members,” said NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns. “We are proud of that work and grateful that those efforts have again been recognized nationally.” 

This is the third year NKU has been included in the Military Times rankings, and it is again the only institution in Greater Cincinnati to make the list.

“We award the Best for Vets designation to the very best – the colleges that really are setting the example,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times’ Best for Vets rankings and special editions.

The rigorous selection process includes a 120-question survey about everything from services and programs, to campus life, as well as data from the Veterans Affairs Department, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Department of Education. More than 600 institutions participate in the process.

In March, NKU’s Haile/US Bank College of Business was ranked 27th on the Military Times’ Top 75 Best for Vets: Business School List.

Also this year, NKU was named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the sixth consecutive year and was named a top school in the 2016 Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges & Universities for the second year.

“We have worked hard to establish a culture of trust and connectedness for our veterans and their family members,” said Dave Merriss, assistant director of NKU’s Veterans Resource Station. “We are thankful for the support of our Veterans Advocacy Committee and the University administration of the efforts that have earned us this national reputation.”

NKU serves more than 500 veterans, active family members, National Guardsmen, Reservists, and ROTC students. The Veterans Resource Station provides seamless assistance with applications, financial aid, VA education benefits, advising, registration, career services and more.

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