U.S. News Ranks Canisius a "Best College for Veterans"

Buffalo, NY – Canisius College is among the top institutes of higher education for military veterans, according to a new ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings recognize colleges and universities that participate in federal initiatives designed to help veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees. Canisius ranked sixth among 40 regional universities in the North.

“Canisius is proud to be recognized for its efforts to better serve our veterans and their families,” says Andrew Overfield, coordinator of the Office of Veterans Services. “These men and women sacrificed for their country. In return, Canisius is pleased to be able to provide them with excellent graduate and undergraduate options that are flexible, affordable and meet their educational goals.”

Canisius instituted an Office of Veterans Services in March 2011 to meet the needs of a growing veteran student population, which has more than doubled since 2007. It has since been designated by G.I. Jobs magazine as a “Military Friendly School” and earned a place on the “Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities,” released by Military Advanced Education magazine. Both organizations recognized Canisius’ Office of Veterans Services for its flexibility of online learning options for veterans, the extent of transfer credits accepted and its on-campus ROTC program.

To be considered for U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for Veterans ranking, schools had to be certified for the GI Bill, participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and be members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, a group that works to simplify credit transfers for veterans.

Canisius College is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the nation and the premier private university in Western New York.