Fordham University is among the top 25 schools in the nation for returning veterans, according to the latest rankings released by Military Times in “Best for Vets.”
Fordham came in at No. 23 among 4-year colleges, having climbed from No. 55 in 2010 and from No. 34 in 2011.
Michael Gillan, Ph.D., associate vice-president and co-chair of FordhamVets Task Group, said the magazine’s 30-page 2012 questionnaire allowed space to add comments on improvements in school programs—of which Fordham had many to report. Nearly 650 schools responded to the magazine’s annual survey, published Nov. 11.
Fordham’s improved standing stems in part from the University’s commitment to the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, an optional provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill passed by Congress in 2009. Even though there is a national cap on the Yellow Ribbon benefits, the University has bypassed the limit and increased its commitment to cover all tuition and fees for Post-9/11 veterans.