Hodges University Named to Military Times Best: Colleges 2018

Hodges University News

Dedicated to assisting veterans in their pursuit of higher education, Hodges University has been selected for the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018. 

The Military Times Best, formerly known as Best for Vets, is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. More than 600 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey.

"Of the hundreds of schools that applied, fewer than half received the Military Times Best: Colleges designation this year. Only the best made the cut," said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. "For the past eight years, we've seen colleges and universities consistently increasing their resources, revising their policies and improving their academic outcomes for military and veteran students. The Military Times Best: Colleges rankings showcase the very best of these efforts."

Military Times’ annual Best 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.

"This is a great honor to receive the Military Times Best designation. While our student veterans remain committed to reaching their academic and career goals, Hodges’ Veterans Services Center continues to provide support through a variety of resources, including GI Bill processing, counseling, workshops, veterans’ organization contacts and community involvement,” said Leticia Pizarro Padilla, manager of the Dr. Peter Thomas Veterans Services Center.

For the full Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, go to https://www.militarytimes.com/education-transition/rankings/2017/11/20/218-schools-make-military-times-best-colleges-2018-rankings/.

About Military Times:
The Military Times digital platforms and newsweeklies are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit www.militarytimes.com.

About Sightline Media Group:
Sightline Media is a global, multi-platform media company serving the U.S. military, federal government, the defense and federal IT sector, and the international defense community. Sightline’s media brands include the Military Times (Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times), Defense News, Federal Times, C4ISRNET and FifthDomain.com. These brands are the go-to source for news and information about the U.S. military and the technology, business, politics and programs of federal and global defense markets. For more, go to sightlinemediagroup.com.

About Hodges University’s Dr. Peter Thomas Veterans Services Center:
The mission of the Dr. Peter Thomas Veterans Services Center is to provide a welcoming and informative environment where student veterans, service members and dependents receive support for funding their education and adjusting to student and civilian life.

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