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NC State: One of the Best Universities for Veterans

NC State University continues to show its commitment to our armed forces after being honored as one of the best higher education institutions for service members, military veterans, and their families in Military Times Best: Colleges 2018.

Formerly, “Best for Vets”, the comprehensive assessment is part of an independent news project aimed at gauging services, special rules, accommodations, financial incentives, and many other benefits available to NC State students who have a military background.

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“Of the hundreds of schools that applied, fewer than half received the Military Times Best: Colleges designation this year. Only the best made the cut,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings.

The assessment rated NC State the maximum four stars for GI Bill gap coverage, staff support, and extracurriculars. The university also has close to a 90 percent graduation rate of student veterans with more than 600 enrolled in 2016.

Support for student veterans and their dependents is available through the NC State Military and Veterans Resource Center, part of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs.  Located on the first floor of Witherspoon Student Center, student veterans will find their own one-stop shop for campus resources such as academic support, housing, health care or to simply connect and mingle with others from similar backgrounds.

Other resources available include the Veterans’ Education Benefits program.  That’s where student veterans can find step-by-step instructions and in-person assistance with applying for veteran benefits. The Veterans’ Education Benefits office is located at 1000 Harris Hall in the Department of Registration and Records.