To establish the rankings, College Consensus used a method that combined ratings from internationally recognized publishers (publisher rating) as well as student reviews (student review rating). To qualify for the report, a college must be a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges member, have a recognized student veteran organization, be a Yellow Ribbon Program participant, employ dedicated support contact for veterans, and offer credit for military training.
“Our student veterans are a valuable asset to our campus community,” said Tracey Y. Folden, PhD, assistant vice president for academic affairs. “Their unique work and life experience as prior service members enriches the academic culture.”
In addition to free tuition through the Yellow Ribbon Program, UE offers constant support to student veterans for an engaging college experience. Throughout their college careers, student veterans can receive one-on-one assistance with advising, tutoring, and resume and interview preparation. The student organization UE VETS (Veterans Education Transition Support) connects veterans and ROTC cadets for a smooth transition to campus life.
“The resources that UE has made available to veterans have been exemplary,” said Jordan Wright, a student veteran majoring in finance. Wright served in the Navy from 2007-2011. “My experience at the University has been everything I hoped it would be.”
U.S. News & World Report recognized UE as the #2 Best College for Veterans in the Midwest for 2021. The University has also been previously recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine and Military Times as a top college for veterans.
College Consensus is an online organization that highlights the best college programs and degrees offered in traditional and online formats. Studies recognize both public and private institutions at the undergraduate and graduate levels. You can read the complete report about the best colleges for veterans on their website.