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ADELPHI, Md., Dec. 16, 2016 – Military Times recently announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings and UMUC is listed in the top ten (#7) for the third consecutive year. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement.

“We are proud that our quality academic programs and comprehensive student support for our veterans and active-duty military students and their families have been recognized by this widely respected ranking,” said Gen. Lloyd Miles (U.S. Army-Ret.), senior vice president for global military operations at UMUC. “We will be celebrating our 70th anniversary in 2017 and the university has been honored to serve military veterans since day one. In fact, UMUC was created specifically to address the educational needs of non-traditional students, including veterans returning from World War II.”

The Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 ranking evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey.

“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.

Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus. These institutions were evaluated in several categories, with university culture and academic outcomes bearing the most weight.

Military Times also factors in 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.

For the full Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings, and survey methodology, go to:

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