FSU Cited as One of Nation’s Top Schools for Veterans

Fayetteville State University (FSU) ranks as the nation’s 33rd best college for veterans, according to a report released in today USA Today. FSU is the only North Carolina institution ranked in the Top 50.

The rankings were conducted by College Factual, an online portal designed to assist prospective college students, parents, guidance counselors and others involved in the college selection process. By offering unique data-driven insights and tools that help dissect the enormous amounts of data available for institutions of higher education, College Factual simplifies the all-important act of choosing the best school for each individual student in terms of cost, value and personal fit.

According to the USA Today article, there are several places that rank colleges based for veterans, but they don’t always take into account the quality of the college, or the value of the education students receive. College Factual’s ranking includes factors like veteran support services and programs, flexibility, affordability, and the success of graduates.

“Fayetteville State University is proud of the services and the education it offers to its veterans,” said Chancellor James Anderson. “At FSU, we go that extra mile to make certain that every need of our veterans is met. They have made tremendous sacrifices for our country, so it is only fitting that we provide the best possible experiences for them. I am proud that our University is being recognized for the efforts we have put forth.”

This isn’t the first time FSU has been cited for its offerings to veterans. In November 2013, Military Times named FSU as the top school in North Carolina and among the best in the country for veterans. The organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual Best for Vets: College Survey, a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans.

For a complete listing of College Factual’s top schools for veterans, go to: http://www.collegefactual.com/rankings/veterans/p6.html#rankingTable.

Founded in 1867, FSU is the second-oldest public institution in North Carolina. It offers nearly 60 degrees in the arts, sciences, business, and education at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. It serves a student body of nearly 5,000 students and has a faculty and staff of approximately 800.

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