College Named Top School for Military Service Members & Veterans

November 2, 2011

Thomas Edison State College was named one of the top 20 most popular institutions in the country by Military Times EDGE magazine.

Thomas Edison State College was named one of the top 20 most popular institutions in the country by Military Times EDGE magazine.

Thomas Edison State College has recently been recognized as one of the top institutions in the country serving members of the U.S. military and veterans by two publications that have ranked institutions that serve military students.

Military Times EDGE magazine has named Thomas Edison State College as the one of the top 20 most popular institutions in the country. The college is ranked 16th on the magazine’s Best for Vets: 2011 list focusing on online and nontraditional schools. Rankings are based on the polling of more than 500 student veterans on what they consider the most important school services for vets, with a key emphasis on academic accreditation, central veterans’ offices and staff knowledgeable on veterans’ issues.

“Thomas Edison State College has a long history of serving the educational needs of the United States military and our veterans,” said Dr. George A. Pruitt, president of Thomas Edison State College. “We are proud to leverage our unique format and core competencies to support the brave men and women who serve our country by providing flexible, high-quality academic programs that enable them to achieve their personal and professional goals.”

The college will also be featured in the 2012 Guide to Military Friendly Schools and its 2012 Military Friendly Schools® List, published by Victory Media and G.I. Jobs. The list cites the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country based on their efforts to embrace America’s veterans as students. Criteria for making the list include institutional efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.

In addition to being recognized by Military Times EDGE magazine and the 2012 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Thomas Edison State College has been named one the top schools in the country for military personnel by Military Advanced Education magazine for the past four years.