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John Jay Rises to #3 in ‘Best for Vets’ College Rankings

John Jay College has been ranked a “Best for Vets” institution by Military Times magazine in their 2015 national college rankings of 600 universities. John Jay College is listed at #3, up from #16 in 2014. Topping all New York colleges and universities, John Jay is again the only City University campus to make the list.

According to Military Times, “the rankings factor in the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates.” The rankings recognizes colleges and universities, including four-year and two-year schools, as well as online and nontraditional programs, that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Student veterans are a great asset to our College community.  As the proud home to more student veterans than any other CUNY campus, we believe that our nation’s military veterans deserve the very best we can provide to help their transition back to civilian life”, said Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  “We are honored to be recognized as a ‘Best for Vets’ college.”

Cited as “Best for Vets” in the magazine’s 2013 and 2014 survey, John Jay has long been home to countless veterans, with some 500 currently enrolled. In addition, the John Jay College Foundation’s Board of Trustees has convened a roundtable of corporate and nonprofit executives who are exploring ways to create, improve and sustain efforts in the education and employment of veterans.

The fifth annual college survey by Military Times gauged a variety of factors that make an institution a good fit for veterans, including service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, the availability of specific programs to help service members and an emphasis on academic rigor.

To read Military Times article on Best for Vets colleges and review the rankings, click here.

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