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Military Times Names Oregon Tech as 2014 “Best for Vets: Colleges”

Nov 12, 2013
Oregon Institute of Technology was recently named to the Military Times’ 2014 Best for Vets: Colleges list

Klamath Falls, ORE. – Oregon Institute of Technology was recently named to the Military Times’ 2014 Best for Vets: Colleges list. Military Times annually ranks participating four-year colleges and universities based on which ones do the most for U.S. veterans. This list provides service men and women a gauge by which to judge whether a school or degree program will truly benefit them

This year, Oregon Tech ranked in the top ten percent of the 650 participating schools and is the only university in the Pacific Northwest to appear on the list.

Military Times, an organization comprising Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times, placed a new emphasis on academic rigor this year when conducting and scoring the fourth annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey, a highly respected 150-question analysis of a school’s complete offerings for veterans. Schools were measured on numerous factors based on what veterans indicate they value most in a college or university. The rankings factored in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill, and availability of specific programs to help service members. The extensive evaluation process also factored in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio.

“It is an honor for Oregon Tech to be acknowledged among this list,” said Oregon Tech President Chris Maples. “We welcome, value, and support our student veterans and are dedicated to providing programs and assistance that enable them to pursue their higher education goals.”

The 2014 Best for Vets: Colleges list can be found on the Military Times website at http://projects.militarytimes.com/jobs/best-for-vets/2014/colleges/4-year/. To see the Military Times college ranking methodology, visit http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20131111/EDU03/311110002. Oregon Tech’s Veteran Students Information can be found at www.oit.edu/ova.

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