May 21, 2015 8:00AM
U.S. News and World Report has placed Pittsburg State University at number 29 of its 2015 list of the top regional universities in the Midwest for veterans. The Midwest region includes the states of Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. The list was published online this week.
U.S. News compiles the list “to provide military veterans and active-duty service members with data on which top-ranked schools offer benefits that can help them pursue a college education.”
To compile the list, U.S. News selects institutions from its 2015 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges that meet certain criteria. Those criteria include being a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, having certification for the G.I. Bill, and participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program or having status as a public institution that charges in-state tuition, which can be fully covered by the GI Bill, to all veterans applying from out of state.
“Pittsburg State is proud to assist veterans achieve their educational goals,” said Lee Young, associate vice president for enrollment management and student success. “We honor veterans for their service and work hard to provide a welcoming environment and the kind of support they need to prepare for the future.”
For more information on veterans services at PSU, contact the Office of the Registrar, 620-235-4200.