The Military Times reports Northern Kentucky University is among the top universities in the nation for military veterans.
The publication’s eighth annual “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” list ranks NKU 47th among 175 four-year institutions for the services and support it provides to military veterans and their families.
The Military Times ranking process includes a detailed survey of services and programs, financial incentives and campus life. Institutions are evaluated in several categories, with campus culture and academic programs weighted most heavily.
The ranking includes 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.
This is the fourth year NKU has been included in the rankings; it's the only college or university in Greater Cincinnati to make the list.
NKU serves more than 500 veterans, active family members, National Guardsmen, Reservists, and ROTC students. The Veterans Resource Station, established in 2013, provides assistance with applications, financial aid, VA education benefits, advising, registration, career services and more.