CCSU NEWS RELEASE
CCSU ranks among top universities for services for military veterans
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 15, 2013
NEW BRITAIN, CT – U.S. News & World Report has named Central Connecticut State University as one of the top regional universities for serving military veterans.
This is the first year that U.S. News ranked colleges based on their services to veterans. CCSU ranked 9th and Eastern Connecticut State University ranked 8th among the public regionals in the North, which includes 11 states from Maine to Maryland.
U.S. News’ decision to create this new category stems from the fact that veterans and active military members are “eligible for federal benefits that ease the burden of applying, paying for, and completing their degrees.”
According to U.S. News, slightly less than one-fourth of schools ranked as Best Colleges in 2014 offered all the benefits needed to be eligible for the Best Colleges for Veterans ranking.To qualify, schools had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program -- two federal initiatives that help veterans reduce the cost of school. They were also required to be members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, a group that works to simplify credit transfers and give veterans credit for military training and national tests such as the College-Level Examination Program.