FAU Named to ‘Military Times’ 120 Best Colleges for Vets

FAU has been recognized for its work with Veterans

FAU has been recognized for its work with Veterans

We took Veterans Day off yesterday, but we’re not ready to stop thinking about our men and women in uniform.

We stumbled upon this bit of good news out of FAU.

Florida Atlantic University has been named to Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 rankings for the third year in a row. The organization comprising the Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps 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.

“To be nominated for a third consecutive year is an honor and serves as confirmation that FAU values and supports veterans,” said Charles Brown, Ph.D., senior vice president for student affairs at FAU. “The Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, managed by Dylan Reyes-Cairo, assistant dean of military and veterans affairs, serves military students with an array of holistic programs and initiatives that support their success and well-being as they transition from military service to college. We are ready to provide information and counsel to ensure that no veteran at FAU is left behind.”

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 GI 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 rankings are published in full 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.

The Veterans Day release of Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 coincides with several Military Times initiatives to celebrate service members. The #MyVeteran social media/online campaign allows people to post pictures, videos and stories about a veteran in their lives. Editors’ picks, along with a Made in the USA holiday gift guide, appear in the issues of the Military Times papers on newsstands this week.