College can be an important part of a veteran’s post-military life, and more and more colleges are recognizing that a portion of their student body has taken this nontraditional route to higher education. As a result, more and more are also going out of their way to ease the transition for former servicemen and -women.Just in time for Veterans Day, Military Times has come out with its annual “Best for Vets” ranking of the top colleges for veterans, and several New Jersey schools earned spots on the 2015 list.
In lists released Monday, Military Times ranked the Top 100 four-year colleges and the Top 20 two-year colleges. The publication used both survey responses and Department of Education data to determine the rankings, including such factors as whether the school has a veterans office or gives credit for military service.
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Four New Jersey institutions earned spots in the four-year college list:
In addition, two county colleges earned spots on the two-year school list:
Nebraska was the place to be for veterans seeking higher education, Military Times found, with the University of Nebraska-Omaha topping the four-year college list and the state’s Central Community College atop the two-year list.
No New Jersey schools made Military Times’ list of the Top 20 online and nontraditional schools or the list of career and technical colleges.
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