November 11, 2013— The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has been named a 'Best for Vets' university by Military Times, the organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times.
Best for Vets provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or degree program will truly benefit them. The rankings factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members.
The extensive evaluation process also factored in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio.
"UW-River Falls has made efforts to remain progressive in its treatment of veteran students," said Sharon Seidl, veteran services coordinator at UW-River Falls. "The primary goal of the Veterans' Services office is to ensure veterans and their family members receive their requested federal and state educational benefits. We also guide our students to additional resources, whether university, community, or federal, depending on their needs. Finally, we look forward to developing relationships with our faculty and staff as we engage this diverse and specialized population of students."
The full rankings include 86 four-year schools, 20 online and nontraditional schools and 14 two-year schools. The rankings are being published in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com.
For more information, contact Blake Fry, UW-River Falls special assistant to the chancellor, at 715-425-3711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.