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MSU ranked in Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings

Morehead State University has once again been recognized for its support of veteran and military students.   

Military Times released its Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings on Oct. 31, and MSU is among the schools recognized among the best four-year colleges for veterans in the country.   

“Morehead State once again is recognized as a Best for Vets university in keeping with our strategic goals regarding national rankings and reputation,” said Dr. Silas Session, director of military initiatives. “MSU is passionate and postured to enhance our systems for the success of all military-related students.” 

For 10 years, Military Times has conducted an extensive, editorially independent, objective study evaluating the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.   

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 contacting Dr. Silas Session, director of military initiatives, at 606-783-9416 or Dr. Session 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