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MSU ranked in Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings

Military Times logoMorehead State University has been recognized for its support of veteran and military students. Military Times released its Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings on Oct. 22. In their ninth year, the rankings are based on the results of Military Times’ annual survey – the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement – as well as a detailed review of public data collected by federal agencies.
As is true for all Military Times rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges is an editorially independent, objective and rigorous news project. This feature evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. About 500 colleges took part in this year’s survey. 
“Military Times' Best for Vets designation is trusted throughout the veteran community as the mark of excellence for schools and other organizations that work with veterans, service members and military families. It can't be bought with advertising dollars – unlike some other supposedly veteran-friendly rankings – only earned through a record of steadfast service and dedication to those who have served,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings.
“Fewer than half of the roughly 500 colleges and universities that competed for the recognition earned the right to call themselves Best for Vets in 2019. Their efforts should be commended.”

Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to disclose academic outcome and input data, describe many aspects of veteran culture on campus and meticulously document a wide array of services, special policies, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties. 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.
To view the full rankings, visit
MSU also has been previously recognized as a military/veteran-friendly university by GI Jobs magazine, Military Advanced Education journal, the Military Times, the U.S.News & World Report and Veterans National Honor Society.
MSU’s Veterans Resource Center was named in honor of Lt. Col. Alan R. Baldwin. A former assistant to the provost, Baldwin joined MSU in 1978 as an assistant professor of military science. After leaving briefly, he returned in 1985 and was named chair of the Department of Military Science. During his tenure, he held numerous titles. He also served on the Morehead City Council for 13 years.

Other ways MSU assists our military and veteran students include:
  •  Application fee waived 
  •  Priority registration 
  •  Credit for military training and service 
  •  No academic penalty upon documented deployment 
  •  Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program 
  •  Student Veteran Association 
Veterans, National Guardsmen and Reservists, and military families interested in learning more about MSU can get additional information by calling Litteral at 606-783-9267 or email He can connect military and veteran students with the services made available for them across campus.
For a complete listing of military-related services, including enrollment, support services and benefits information, visit