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Names Colorado Technical University Best Online College and Among Top Business Schools for Veterans
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Colorado Technical University (CTU), a leading provider of education for career-focused students, has been named best online university according to Military Times’“Best for Vets: Colleges 2013” list, an annual ranking of colleges that support military veterans, among those responding to a detailed survey. The rankings and survey methodology appeared in Military Times‘ November 2012 issue. CTU received this top honor in the “Online and Nontraditional” category, meaning it serves military students primarily online or through a network of small campuses. Additionally, the March 2013 issue of Military Times ranked CTU No. 15 among the top 24 graduate-level Business Schools in the country for veterans.
“Being recognized as the best online school and one of the best business schools for student veterans shows our ongoing commitment to helping military members reach their higher education goals,” said Jim Hendrickson, CTU vice president of military relations and executive director of the CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship Program. “CTU is dedicated to providing these deserving individuals with the academic programs and career support they need, including a virtual campus they can access anywhere, anytime.”
More than 650 schools responded to this year’s “Best for Vets: Colleges 2013” survey and more than 100 responded to the first-ever “Best for Vets: Business Schools” survey sponsored by Military Times, an independent source of news and information for the military community. For each, schools were rated on numerous factors identified by the publication that are considered to be valued in a college or university by student veterans, including:
- Yellow Ribbon participation – indicates whether a school is participating in the Veterans Affairs Department’s Yellow Ribbon program during the 2012-13 school year, under which a school and VA contribute equal amounts to partially or fully make up the difference between a school’s tuition and the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s nationwide cap. CTU participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program at the highest level permitted and has no restriction on the number of students or programs that are eligible for these funds.
Veterans’ office – indicates whether a school has a central office for handling veterans’ issues. CTU has a vice president-level administrator exclusively supporting a military and veteran specific department that …read more
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