Military Times Edge magazine has named UNCG a “Best for Vets” school. UNCG is the only public university in North Carolina included in the annual ranking.

“As a state-supported public institution it is our role, and our duty, to serve the community and the state,” said UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady. “I can’t think of a better way to uphold that commitment than to support service members, veterans and their families in any way possible.”

“Obviously this is a huge recognition of UNCG’s commitment to military-affiliated students and I look forward to future endeavors,” said Dedrick Curtis, UNCG’s veteran services coordinator.

About 650 schools in several categories applied for the ranking. Categories include four-year schools, two-year schools, online schools, and career and technical schools.

UNCG ranked 61 among 68 ranked four-year schools. Campbell University, a private insitution, is the only other North Carolina university on the list, ranked at 66.

Rankings are based on several factors, including staff assigned to support veterans, graduation rates for veterans, loan default rates for veterans and numbers of military-affiliated students enrolled.

About 483 military-affiliated students at UNCG receive GI Bill benefits; UNCG’s graduation rate for veterans is 72 percent.

For the full listing, visit http://militarytimes.com/jobs/best-for-vets/military-best-for-vets-colleges-2013-main-110812/.