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UIW Ranked as 2019 Best for Vets Colleges List

Time Monday, October 22, 2018
Department School of Professional Studies

San Antonio – The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is proud to announce its selection as one of the best universities in the country doing the most for military veterans. UIW is listed at No. 27 of the more than 100 schools listed by Military Times. In their seventh year, the rankings factor in the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement, as well as a detailed review of public data collected by federal agencies. 

As is true for all Military Times rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges is an editorially independent, objective and rigorous news project. This feature evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. About 500 colleges took part in this year’s survey.

“Military Times' Best for Vets designation is trusted throughout the veteran community as the mark of excellence for schools and other organizations that work with veterans, service members and military families. It can't be bought with advertising dollars – unlike some other supposedly veteran-friendly rankings – only earned through a record of steadfast service and dedication to those who have served,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings.

“Fewer than half of the roughly 500 colleges and universities that competed for the recognition earned the right to call themselves Best for Vets in 2019. Their efforts should be commended.”

Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to disclose academic outcome and input data, describe many aspects of veteran culture on campus and meticulously document a wide array of services, special policies, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties. Military Times also factors in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments, as well as three Education Department sources: the IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database.

The full rankings can be viewed at https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com/news/education/2018/10/22/best-for-vets-colleges-the-best-schools-for-military-students-in-2019/

Margaret Garcia, Director of Communications & Brand Marketing
210-829-6001 or mlgarci2@uiwtx.edu