Georgia Perimeter College was named among a “Best for Vets College” by Military Times. GPC was among 140 colleges nationwide achieving this distinction.
In its fifth year, the ranking factors in the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates.
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: militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2015.