Penn College on Military Times ‘Best for Vets: Colleges’ list

Published 09.14.2022

Student News

Pennsylvania College of Technology is among more than 300 higher-education institutions recognized in the 2022 Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges list.

This year’s Best for Vets: Colleges survey featured schools that answered more than 70 questions on their services and programs for military students, whether active-duty, veteran, or families and dependents of service members.

Student success metrics such as completion, retention, persistence and GPA factor most significantly in determining the relative ranking of schools on the 2022 list, followed by the range of military-specific resources and the level of financial assistance offered. Admissions and registration policies, human resources and other considerations also factor into the survey’s methodology.

“This is the third national entity this year to recognize our school for the great support that we give to our veteran students,” said Chet Beaver, coordinator of veteran and military services. “I am glad all of the faculty and staff members who work to help our veteran students pursue their educational goals can receive the recognition they deserve.”

Penn College also was recognized as a 2022-23 Military Friendly School and Military Friendly Spouse School. The Military Friendly standard measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community. Those institutions earning the Military Friendly Schools awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-23 survey.

Additionally, Penn College was ranked No. 2 in the Best Colleges for Veterans-Regional Colleges North category in the U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings.

Penn College offers a wide range of benefits to current veterans, students who have served in the military, and dependents or family members of veteran students. For more, visit the college’s Veterans & Military website.

Penn College’s Army ROTC program enables students to prepare for military service as a commissioned officer in the active U.S. Army or part time in the Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

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