For More Information
Media: Julie Long, Chief Public Relations Officer (585) 389-2456
Veterans' Affairs Coordinator: Jeremy Bagley, (585) 389-5017
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 Servicemembers 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,” said Nazareth President Daan Braveman. “To be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top colleges for veterans is a true accomplishment.”
" This honor is recognition of a campus and community wide effort to serve those who've served our nation,” said 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."
In total, there were 234 ranked schools across all 10 U.S. News ranking categories: National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities (North, South, Midwest and West) and Regional Colleges (North, South, Midwest and West). For further details on how the rankings were calculated, see the methodology.
Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.