Military Times ranks Campbell among best universities in nation for veterans

BUIES CREEK — The Military Times, which is published by Gannett Government Media, ranked Campbell University No. 60 on its list of the best four-year colleges and universities in the nation for veterans. Campbell was the only four-year private university in North Carolina to make the “Best for Vets: Colleges 2014” ranking. The only other four-year university in North Carolina to make the list was Fayetteville State University, which is part of the UNC System.

“As with all of the Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times EDGE magazine.

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 evaluation process also factored in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default.

The full rankings — published in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine and online at and associated sites — include 86 four-year schools, 20 online and nontraditional schools and 14 two-year schools. Other universities named to the list include Ohio State University, Texas A&M University, Florida State University and the University of California at Berkeley. 

Campbell’s place on the “Best for Vets” list is the second time in the past several months that the university has been recognized for its support of veterans and members of the armed forces. In September, Victory Media named Campbell to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list, which honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace U.S. military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. 

About Gannett Government Media: Gannett Government Media was established in 1940 as the Army Times Publishing Company, an independent publishing company reporting on military news and information. Since then, the company has expanded into defense and government news, and has launched or acquired more than 13 periodicals and extended its brand globally into the online and broadcasting arena. Gannett Government Media is a subsidiary of Gannett Co. Inc., which is an international media and marketing solutions company.