C-SC recognized for service to veterans

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Culver-Stockton College has received its second military-friendly ranking in recent months. U.S. News & World Report released its inaugural rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans to help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Culver-Stockton College was ranked ninth on the Best Midwest Colleges for Veterans list. The new rankings provide data and information on schools that offer federal benefits, including tuition and housing assistance, to veterans and active service members.

“We feel incredibly honored to be able to offer all the U.S. Servicemembers a quality education, ,” said Richard Valentine, president of C-SC. “We always strive to continue to assist all U.S. veterans who enroll at Culver-Stockton.”

The rankings were based on graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other markers of academic quality. To qualify for the new rankings, the schools had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.

“While all prospective students seek a good education from a reputable institution, our military veterans can take advantage of expanded educational benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill,” said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer for U.S. News. “We developed these rankings to help them find a top-quality institution that also offers federal benefits that ease the burden of applying, paying for and completing a college degree.”

In total, there were 234 ranked schools across all 10 U.S. News ranking categories: National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities (North, South, Midwest and West) and Regional Colleges (North, South, Midwest and West). For further details on how the rankings were calculated, go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/articles/2013/11/11/best-colleges-for-veterans-methodology.

In September 2013, C-SC was also ranked in the top 15 percent of Veteran Affairs approved colleges by Victory Media. C-SC was one of only two colleges in Northeast Missouri to receive this designation.