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Averett Ranked Among Military Times' "Best for Vets"


November 13, 2013



Averett University has been ranked as one of Military Times’ 2014 “Best for Vets: Colleges.”

In September, Averett learned that it has been ranked among the top 20 percent of military-friendly schools by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the fourth consecutive year.

The Military Times newsweeklies and digital platforms, comprised of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, are a trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families.

Military Times placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey, a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.

“As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE.

Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or degree program will truly benefit them. The rankings factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the G.I. Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members.
The extensive evaluation process also factored in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio.
The full rankings are being published in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine, the premier publication for military transition, and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com.

Veterans and current members of the military (both active and reserve) have a number of options available to them through Averett. The University offers a military discount for active duty military and it participates in the Post 911 G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program for veterans as well as other G.I. Bill Chapters. Many veterans in the Post 911 G.I. Bill program also transfer entitlement to their spouse or children. In addition, Averett offers financial aid to those who are eligible. Complete information about military options can be found at www.gibill.va.gov.

Averett offers classes in an accelerated format leading toward bachelor and master of business administration degrees at satellite campuses across the state including at the Marine Corps Base at Quantico. For more information about classes offered at the base, contact Academic Advisor Erma Neveu at eneveu@averett.edu or 703-640-7498.