Berkeley College Ranks Among Top Colleges for Military Students and Veterans

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Military Times and Military Advanced Education magazines present 2015 accolades


Berkeley College has been recognized for supporting veterans in their academic pursuits. The College was named to the 2015 Best for Vets list for four-year colleges by Military Times and recognized as a 2015 Top School by Military Advanced Education.

This week, Berkeley College students and staff honored Veterans Day with a ceremony at the Woodland Park, NJ, location, as well as marched in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City.

“At Berkeley, we are fortunate to have more than 500 students, as well as faculty and associates, who have served in the military,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, President of Berkeley College, during Monday’s ceremony. “We gather to remember those veterans who have gone before us in acts of bravery and heroism and remember their sacrifices.”

Best for Vets: Colleges 2015, Four-Year Colleges – Military Times

The Military Times Best for Vets distinction evaluates the factors that make an organization a good fit for servicemembers, military veterans and their families. Among four-year schools, Berkeley College is one of only four colleges in New Jersey and 10 colleges in New York to make the 2015 list. This is the third consecutive year the College has received this recognition. The rankings are published in the November issue of Military Times EDGEmagazine. To view the full list, click here.

Top School – Military Advanced Education

In ranking Top Schools, Military Advanced Education evaluates institutions by their achievement in military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support, and online support services. Berkeley College will be featured in the 2015Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges & Universities, a research tool that assists the nation’s servicemembers in their academic pursuits. This is the sixth consecutive year the College has received recognition from the magazine.

About Berkeley College

In 2014, Berkeley College was ranked among the Best Online Programs for Veterans in the Bachelor’s Degree category by U.S. News & World Report. In addition, U.S. Veterans Magazine designated Berkeley College one of the nation’s Top Veteran-Friendly Schools in its Best of the Best issue.

Berkeley College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill and collaborates on national ventures with the National Guard, the Army and the Air Force, the GoArmyEd distance learning program, and the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership. To read more about the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, click here.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has six New Jersey locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. In New York there are three locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The website address is

 Ryan Davenport, Berkeley College student veteran

Photo Caption AStudent veteran Ryan Davenport of Paterson, NJ, recites the Soldier’s Creed during a Veterans Day ceremony at Berkeley College in Woodland Park on Monday.

 Berkeley College student veterans and families at the 2014 Veterans Day Parade in New York City.

Photo Caption B: Berkeley College student veterans and their families prepare to march in the Veterans Day Parade in New York City on Tuesday.

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