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ECPI University Ranked #1 for Military and Veteran Education for Second Straight Year

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Honor Marks 8 Continuous Years on Military Times Best for Vets List

Each year, Military Times ranks the best colleges and universities for veterans and military service members, and for the second straight year, ECPI University has been ranked number one in the nation. Designated for excellence in the Career and Technical Colleges category, Military Times ranks schools based on the results of its annual survey, a comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement.

An editorially independent news project, Best Colleges 2019 evaluates the many variables that determine academic success among military and veteran students. Broadly speaking, Military Times states that institutions are evaluated in five categories: university culture, student support, academic policies, academic outcomes/quality, and cost and financial aid. Other factors include:

  • Graduation Rate
  • Retention Rate
  • Accreditation
  • Enrollment
  • GI Bill Gap Coverage/Yellow Ribbon Program Participation
  • Vet Center of Campus
  • TA Eligibility

Here’s what Military Times survey editors had to say about ECPI University:

“Nearly one out of every seven staff members at ECPI is a veteran, giving the school one of the highest proportions of vet employees of any school considered for this year’s rankings. That can go a long way toward helping a school understand the needs of its student veteran population. And on top of that, the school conducts surveys of its student vets at least twice per year to gauge their satisfaction with the school and its services. ECPI also has special degree programs for troops and vets, in cybersecurity and electronics engineering that allow them to leverage their military training and experience to earn degrees quickly.”

It is so rewarding to be selected as the best Career and Technical College for Veterans in the nation,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bill Brown. “This is no small achievement and is a goal we stay focused on in all we do as a university because when we do, it means we are working as hard as possible to take care of our military and veteran students. It’s nice to be part of a university that takes the pledge of caring for them seriously and does what is needed to make sure actions speak louder than words. We listen to our students and take their input with great regard which helps us to make sure that our programs and services are meeting their expectations and helping them get the most they can from their education.”

For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

About ECPI University
ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate’s, baccalaureate, and master’s degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas, and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.

On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Database Programming, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit http://www.ecpi.edu.

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