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Frostburg State University in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for Veterans
11/22/2013

Frostburg State University has been named one of the top-ranked schools in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for Veterans rankings recognizing schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service member apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

“This recognition is further evidence of Frostburg State University’s commitment to ensuring that our veteran and active-duty military students have access to the opportunities that higher education will provide,” said FSU President Jonathan Gibralter. “They have earned our gratitude.”

The 234 schools in the new list scored well in terms of graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other markers of academic quality. To qualify for the new rankings, the schools had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, two federal initiatives that help veterans reduce the cost of school. The schools were also required to be members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium, a group that works to simplify credit transfers and give veterans credit for military training and national tests such as the College-Level Examination Program.

Only 40 of the nearly 200 regional universities in the Northeast, the subsection that includes FSU, made the list. In total, there were 234 ranked schools across all 10 U.S. News Ranking categories. Slightly less than one-fourth of schools numerically ranked in the 2014 Best Colleges rankings offered all the benefits needed to be eligible for the Best Colleges for Veterans ranking.

U.S. News said that it publishes these separate rankings because there are additional factors that veterans and active service members should consider. The data on veteran benefits was collected as part of a broader survey of undergraduate schools by U.S. News in spring 2013. All “Unranked” or “Rank Not Published Schools” in the 2014 Best Colleges rankings were excluded from the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings.

For more information about veterans services at FSU, call 301-687-4409.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

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For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu