ECPI University Earns #1 National Ranking as Best for Vets

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Honor Marks 5 Straight Years on Best for Vets List

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Being recognized as the number one school in this prestigious poll is the result of a strong team effort by all of our departments to recognize the needs of our unique students, both active duty military, Veterans, and their dependents.

ECPI University is pleased to announce it has been ranked number one once again by Military Times in its annual Best for Vets survey. This marks the 5th straight year ECPI University has been ranked in the top 3 and number 1 in two out the past three years.

Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make a college or university a good fit for service members, military veterans, and their families. More than 600 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey, with ECPI University topping out the rankings among online and nontraditional programs. For the full Best for Vets list, click here to view all of the 2016 rankings.

“Being recognized as the number one school in this prestigious poll is the result of a strong team effort by all of our departments to recognize the needs of our unique students, both active duty military, Veterans, and their dependents,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bob Larned. “We have been working with the military community for almost 50 years by assisting them in reaching their educational goals to enhance their careers. This recognition is extremely rewarding for all of us at ECPI University.”

Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations, and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus.

Military Times also factors in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments, as well as three Education Department sources: the IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database. “We award the Best for Vets designation to the very best – the colleges that really are setting the example,” says Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times’ Best for Vets rankings and special editions.

The rankings are published in full in the issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times on newsstands the week of Nov. 9; and online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com.

For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt(at)ecpi(dot)edu.

About ECPI University

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI, a private university established in 1966, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services are provided. Continuing education certification classes and testing are also available.             

ECPI University’s fields of study include: TECHNOLOGY: Network Security, Information Systems, Software Development, Cloud Computing, Web Development, Database Programming, Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechatronics/Advanced Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Medical Imaging Equipment Technology, Master of Science in Cybersecurity; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security; HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Radiography, Sonography, Surgical Technology; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit http://www.ecpi.edu.

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