WICHITA, Kansas – Southwestern College Professional Studies has made the cut for Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2015.
Best for Vets rankings are done as an independent project in which organizations are evaluated to determine if they are a good fit more members of the armed forces, veterans and their families. Best for Vets: Colleges is in its fifth year assessing colleges and the success rate of their military students. 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 factor in what is, to our knowledge, the most detailed school-by-school data on veteran students’ academic success anywhere, including graduation, retention, persistence and course completion rates,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Best for Vets. “By recognizing only the schools that do the most, we believe we’re helping to raise the bar in veteran student services.”
Southwestern College Professional Studies prides itself on working closely with the military and their spouses, providing them with flexible, 6-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.
“As our nation pauses to reflect and offer gratitude to the men and women who have sacrificed and honored their country through service, Southwestern College would like to extend our thanks and reaffirm our commitment to continue supporting veterans,” said Stephen Ferguson, Director of Military Programs, Southwestern College. “Southwestern College is committed to providing affordable, high-quality education programs to Veterans and their family members.”
Located just minutes away from McConnell Air Force Base in east Wichita, Kansas, Southwestern College Professional Studies also has satellite locations on McConnell Air Force Base and at Fort Riley. The college has been named a Military Friendly School® as well as a Military Advanced Education Top School for 2015.