For the second year in a row, Military Times has recognized UNCG for its commitment to serving veteran students with excellence.

The university was ranked No. 59 out of 130 institutions on the publication’s Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list, up nine spots from last year’s ranking. UNCG also had the fourth highest ranking of North Carolina colleges and universities.

“We were extremely pleased to hear about our ranking on the list this year. The Veterans Resource Center has helped the university to take on a comprehensive and proactive approach to ensure that all our military-affiliated students have access to the resources they need to be successful,” said Bradley Wrenn, Veterans Resource Center coordinator. “We look forward to continuously improving the student veteran experience at UNCG.”

UNCG has a rich history and strong reputation of embracing veteran students. The university has faithfully served military veterans since the first female veterans returned home from World War II and began using the GI Bill to attend Woman’s College in the mid-1940s.

UNCG’s military-affiliated students have access to the Veterans Resource Center, Student Veterans Association and numerous scholarship opportunities. In addition, UNCG’s Veteran Access Program provides medically-trained veterans an accelerated track to a career in nursing.

The university was named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media and a “Top School” in the 2016 Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) Guide to Colleges & Universities. The Bryan School of Business was named to Military Times’ Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016 list as well.

Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges list analyzes the services for and academic success of veterans and military personnel at more than 600 colleges and universities across the nation. Using self-reported data, as well as data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and the Department of Education, Military Times compiles a comprehensive list of the best schools for veterans in the U.S.

“We limit our list to encourage competition, and we genuinely hope this helps raise the bar for veterans on campus,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Best for Vets.

For more information and to see Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 list in its entirety, click here.

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Story by Jeanie McDowell, University Communications