IUP Recognized by Two Publications for Support of Veterans

Posted on 11/21/2013 12:34:48 PM

Military Advanced Education named IUP a top military-friendly school, and U.S. News and World Report ranked IUP among the top 50 national universities on its “Best Colleges for Veterans” list.

For its annual ranking, Military Advanced Education chooses schools based on the support and financial services they offer veterans, as well as their acceptance of military culture and their flexibility for student-veterans.

U.S. News & World Report selects schools based on their participation in federal initiatives to assist veterans.

Earlier this year, G.I. Jobs magazine selected IUP for its 2014 list of “Military Friendly Schools.” This is IUP’s third year on the list, which includes only 20 percent of colleges and universities in the nation.

Last year, IUP was one of only 68 four-year colleges selected by Military Times magazine as a “Best for Vets” institution.

IUP is also a longtime participant in the Yellow Ribbon program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, through which participating universities agree to fund expenses that may exceed the Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit.

IUP has a Veterans Affairs benefits office, a recognized student organization for veterans and current service members, a support group for veterans and an outreach committee made up of students and faculty and staff members who meet regularly to improve services to student-veterans.

Office of Veterans Affairs