Military Times names USF best school in the U.S. for veterans
In its 2017 ‘Best for Vets’ college rankings, Military Times gave the University of South Florida top honors among four-year colleges.
The magazine aimed at U.S. military personnel lauded the way USF tracks the academic performance of its nearly 1,600 student veterans. USF takes a proactive approach, preventing student vets with sagging grades from registering for new classes until they sit down with the Office of Veteran Success.
It's working,” Lawrence Braue, office director and a veteran himself, told Military Times. "'Intrusive counseling' is kind of what we've been calling it."
The 175 participating schools had to fill out a long survey for consideration, for which the magazine weighs five categories in addition to federal data: university culture, academic outcomes/quality, student support, academic policies and cost/financial aid.
USF’s retention rate of student vets is 83 percent. About 68 percent graduate.
Rutgers and Syracuse universities followed USF in the ranking.
Florida State University placed 11th, and St. Petersburg College placed 27th among four-year schools.
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