In its 2016 rankings for veteran-friendly colleges, Military Times saluted Hodges University in Fort Myers, Florida, Monday as among the nation’s top 175 institutions considered “best for vets” based on its services and achievements.
Based on a thorough assessment of an institution’s resources for veteran and military students and academic data, Hodges qualified for inclusion in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 survey after answering over 120 questions examining how it provides balance for service members, veterans and their respective families.
Services, accommodations, financial aid and other factors were carefully weighed along with information from the Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments and public databases. The honor was shared by over 600 institutions of higher learning nationwide.
“It is a wonderful honor to receive this ranking and recognition by Military Times,” Christine Manson, Hodges University’s director of the Dr. Peter Thomas Veterans Services Center, said. “Our Veterans Services Center is dedicated to serving those who have served or are still serving.”
Hodges’ Veterans Services Center was created specifically to support military-associated students and their families. The center provides counseling, GI Bill processing, workshops, community involvement and a host of resources.
“We cannot thank our veteran students enough for their dedication and are excited to introduce a new space for them at the Fort Myers, Florida, campus,” Manson said. “The space features a comfortable lounge atmosphere with computers for student use, information on veteran-friendly organizations and display cases showcasing student and faculty military memorabilia.”
Hodges University was also designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a leading connector for the military and civilian worlds.