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Nazareth Named a Best College for Veterans

U.S. News & World Report has named Nazareth College one of the nation’s best colleges for veterans. It released its inaugural rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans, a publication to help veterans pursue a college education under the post-9/11 GI Bill. The new rankings provide data and information on schools that offer federal benefits, including tuition and housing assistance, to veterans and active service members. Nazareth ranks at number six on the list of the Best Colleges for Veterans Regional Universities (North), tied with Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., and LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pa.

All of the Best Colleges for Veterans scored well in terms of graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation, and other markers of academic quality in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges. To qualify for the new rankings, the schools had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.

“We are honored that veteran students choose Nazareth College to further their education, and we take pride in offering top level support for veterans to make the transition to college as seamless as possible,” says President Daan Braveman.

“This honor is recognition of a campus- and community-wide effort to serve those who’ve served our nation,” says Jeremy Bagley, Nazareth’s veterans’ affairs coordinator. “When you factor in all the criteria that makes this ranking possible, it’s clear that our College and the community partners who support us are going in the right direction in serving veterans and their families.”

veteran student in cloister

In total, there were 234 ranked schools across all 10 U.S. News ranking categories.