WICHITA, Kansas – Southwestern College Professional Studies has made the cut for Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2016.
Best for Vets rankings are done as an independent project in which organizations are evaluated to determine if they are a good fit for members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. Best for Vets: Colleges is in its sixth year assessing colleges and the success rate of their military students. More than 600 colleges participated in this year’s survey.
“It’s been amazing to witness how colleges all across higher education have embraced service members and their families,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times’ Best for Vets rankings and special editions. “Over the past six years of our surveys, we’ve seen so many schools first begin to foster – through new policies, services and dedicated facilities – and then nurture these wonderful communities.”
In order to be given the honor, schools must document a large range of services, financial incentives and accommodations to military and veteran students.
“We award the Best for Vets designation to the very best – the colleges that really are setting the example,” Miller said.
Professional Studies takes pride in working closely with members of the military and their spouses, providing them with flexible, six-week online courses that work well with their service careers. Roughly two-thirds of Professional Studies students working toward their bachelor’s and master’s degrees are members of the armed forces. Southwestern College is proud to assist them in reaching their academic goals.
Located just minutes away from McConnell Air Force Base in east Wichita, Kansas, Professional Studies also has satellite locations at McConnell Air Force Base and Fort Riley. Professional Studies has also been named a Military Friendly School® for 2016.