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Military Times ranks NNU as a "Best for Vets" college

November 8, 2016

Military Times has announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement.

Northwest Nazarene University was ranked #4 in the U.S. for private universities and #19 for four-year public/private universities and colleges overall, and is the only Idaho university placed in the rankings.

"It is an honor to be identified as among the top universities in the nation with this distinction."
Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey.

“It is an honor to be identified as among the top universities in the nation with this distinction. At NNU we recognize and honor the sacrifices and service of our military members, veterans, and their families and are blessed with the leadership and broad experiences they bring to our campus community to include the important contributions they make each day,” stated Dr. Bob Sanchez, Director of NNU Veterans Services.

Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties, and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus. These institutions were evaluated in several categories, with university culture and academic outcomes bearing the most weight.

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.

“We limit our list to encourage competition, and we genuinely hope this helps raise the bar for veterans on campus,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Best for Vets.

See the full Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings and survey methodology→

Learn more about NNU’s commitment to supporting military students→