Kennesaw State among best for Veterans

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Kennesaw State University was ranked among the best universities in the U.S. for  veterans. The Military Times included KSU on a list of only 137 colleges and universities in its annual “Best for Vets: Colleges 2019” rankings.

According to a news release from KSU, “The Military Times ‘Best for Vets’ rankings factor in the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates. Hundreds of colleges and universities are surveyed across the country each year. The distinction recognizes and rewards schools for their commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans.

KSU’s President Pamela Whitten said, “Veterans Day reminds all of us of the sacrifices made by America’s men and women in uniform. Kennesaw State is proud to be recognized by Military Times for our efforts to deliver a world-class education to our nation’s veterans. This designation is a reflection of the priority Kennesaw State places on  providing our students who served their country with an exceptional educational experience.”

“Kennesaw State’s Military and Veteran Services continues to have a tremendous impact on our veteran student population,” said Bob Mattox, associate vice president for Student Affairs in the news release. “They have encouraged and retained thousands of veterans through their hard work, and they remain dedicated to the University’s core mission to put the student first.”

Military Times conducts a survey of universities every year to determine the suitability of the university for veterans based on university culture, academic quality and outcomes, policies, student support, and cost and financial aid.

The rankings also factor in programs to specifically help veterans.

KSU was the first Georgia state college or univeristy to open a Military and Veteran Services resource center.  The center was opened in November 2009, and serves as a  one-stop shop for veterans who want to enter college. It counsels veterans on the enrollment process and on benefits available to them.