For the ninth consecutive year, The College of Saint Rose has been named a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and other publications for military personnel. The College also has been ranked No. 1 among “Gold Standard” private colleges with fewer than 10,000 students for the third year in a row.
“We are so proud of our veteran community at Saint Rose, and, in appreciation of their service, the list of programs we provide to our veteran students, students who are actively serving, and military family members grows each year,” said Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco. “Last year, thanks to the generosity of the Massry family, we announced the Massry Veteran Scholarship, which helps veterans who have a tuition gap after their military benefits are applied. In Fall 2018, we will offer veteran student housing in the residence hall located beside our Veteran Center. We are grateful for the accolades, and we will not be complacent in our efforts to provide educational opportunities to those who serve, have served, and their families.”
The “Military Friendly® School” designation from Victory Media is based on surveys completed by colleges and universities, as well as veterans. The surveys cover academic policies and compliance, admissions and orientation, culture and commitment, financial aid and loan repayment, graduation and career outcomes, and military student support and retention. The rankings also factor in an analysis of key data that measure some of the same indicators.
Last year, another publisher, Military Times, ranked Saint Rose No. 20 on the 2018 “Best for Vets: Colleges” list, rising 10 spots over the previous year. Saint Rose was the only Capital Region institution to be named to the listing of 140 four-year U.S. colleges and universities and one of only three schools in New York to make the top 50.
To find out more about the educational services Saint Rose provides to veterans and their families, visit www.strose.edu/admissions/veteran-students.