The best colleges for veterans have been revealed by Military Times.
The website devoted to news about at-home and deployed service members has a list of over 300 U.S. colleges. Each of them has been ranked for how well they serve veterans. Five Georgia colleges landed in the top 60.
“Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges is the largest and most comprehensive rankings of schools for military service members and veterans, helping them make important decisions about their education,” the website said.
Georgia State University ranked the highest on the list. The Atlanta college came in sixth overall. It was second in the southeast behind the University of Southern Mississippi.
The school’s veteran website says it’s nationally ranked for serving the military and veterans community with professional and academic resources. “We also foster community-based partnerships and organizations that support student veterans in their unique experiences,” it said.
At No. 17 was the University of North Georgia, which has multiple campuses in the state. As one of six U.S. senior military colleges, the school aims “to provide affordable education to veterans, military members, their dependents, and those who aspire to join the U.S. Army.”
Georgia Southern University is No. 53. Since 2012, the Statesboro college has hosted a chapter of the Student Veterans of America. The Student Veterans Association was founded to help advocate for students affiliated with the military. Veterans can connect and continue serving the community.
The University of Georgia is No. 55. The country’s first state-chartered public university has been named the top military-friendly school among Tier 1 Research Universities for 2021-2022. The Student Veterans Resource Center helps ease student veterans’ transition from the military.
Columbus State University followed at No. 56. Just 15 minutes from Fort Benning, the school offers flexibility, with plenty of afternoon- and weekend-only courses. Columbus State even operates an office, the Soldier For Life Center, on base.