Best for Vets: Colleges 2015

San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce its selection as one of the best universities in the country doing the most for military veterans. UIW is listed at No. 13 of the more than 100 schools listed by Military Times. In their fifth year, the rankings factor in the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates.

“We are very proud of our strong relationship with our military students, both active-duty and veterans.  We are happy to serve these heroes who have done so much to ensure our freedoms,” said UIW Vice President of Extended Academic Programs Dr. Cyndi Wilson Porter.

As with all Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.

The survey-based Best for Vets: Colleges doesn’t manipulate mainstream research to skew more “veteran.” The detailed survey requires schools to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to military and veteran students and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus.

“We factor in what is, to our knowledge, the most detailed school-by-school data on veteran students’ academic success anywhere, including graduation, retention, persistence and course completion rates,” says Amanda Miller, editor of Bets for Vets. Two years ago, only 11 percent of the hundreds of schools surveyed could provide that level of detail. This year, that figure is up to 45 percent. “By recognizing only the schools that do the most, we believe we’re helping to raise the bar in veteran student services.”

For the full Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 rankings go to: www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2015.