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Military Times Ranks SUNY Plattsburgh Among 'Best for Vets'

For the fourth year in a row, Military Times has placed SUNY Plattsburgh in its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” rankings, the magazine’s annual list of schools that provide the best services, accommodations, incentives and more for service members, military veterans and their families.

Plattsburgh ranked 118th in the field of 130 four-year colleges and universities that made the cut. Military Times invited institutions of higher education across the country to fill out a survey, asking about 150 questions about their colleges’ operations involving current and former service members and their families. Those schools that identified themselves primarily as general education institutions were considered for the magazine’s rankings. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s survey. 

“We limit our list to encourage competition, and we genuinely hope this helps raise the bar for veterans on campus,” said Amanda Miller, Best for Vets editor.

According to Miller, colleges were asked to document their array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on campus. The colleges surveyed were evaluated in several categories, with university culture and academic outcomes bearing the most weight.

"I am so proud of the work that we do at SUNY Plattsburgh for veterans, service members and their families, said Tracy Guynup, student veterans support coordinator. “My office continues to expand how we as a college support veterans.  I am so happy to work with all of the military-affiliated students every day.  I consider it my way of giving back to those who have sacrificed everything for all of us. This ‘Best for Vets’ designation says that we are nationally recognized for being a great college for veterans, service members and their families to attend."

In addition to “Best for Vets” by Military Times, SUNY Plattsburgh has recently received favorable reviews from:

U.S. News & World Report, which named the college one of “America’s Best Colleges — Regional Universities North”

ValueColleges, which rated SUNY Plattsburgh fourth out of 50 colleges for affordability, academics, employment after graduation, and location.

Great College Deals, which named the college as one of its “20 Best Deals: Small Colleges for Environmentally Minded”

Money Magazine, which ranked the college 380 out of 705 overall for best educational quality, affordability and alumni success

Washington Monthly, ranking SUNY Plattsburgh 137 out of 386 in the Northeast

BestColleges.com, which rated the college 34th out of 50 top small-town colleges nationwide; 9th out of 25 best online colleges in New York; and 25th for best bricks-and-mortar college in New York

Lendeud, which ranked SUNY Plattsburgh No. 90 out of 419 colleges for financial support given to students studying creative arts

For more information on the rankings or on SUNY Plattsburgh’s efforts for veterans, service members and military families, contact Guynup at 518-564-4425 or [email protected]

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