Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been selected as one of the nation's “Best for Vets” colleges and universities following a national survey of more than 650 institutions.

IUP is one of only 68 four-year schools chosen for the recognition. The survey was conducted by Military Times, an international publication for members of military.

IUP was recognized for having an established Veterans Affairs office and for being willing to accept American Council on Education credits, which convert military training into academic hours. Approximately 600 veterans are enrolled at IUP, with about 90 percent in IUP's undergraduate programs.

IUP also has a military science department and an ROTC program, with some 125 students in its Warrior Battalion and another 350 participating in the department's health and wellness offerings. In its 62 years at IUP, the ROTC program has commissioned almost 2,000 officers. Nine IUP alumni have gone on to become general officers. In 2009, an IUP ROTC cadet was selected as the top ROTC cadet in the nation.