FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2012
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
BERKELEY COLLEGE RECEIVES ONE OF TOP FIVE RANKINGS FOR VETS
Berkeley College has been ranked in the top five on the Military Times magazine “Best for Vets: Colleges 2013” list in the Online and Nontraditional College category. Some 650 schools – more than ever before – responded to this year’s survey. The schools were rated on numerous factors based on feedback from student veterans. Schools in the Online and Nontraditional College category serve military students primarily online or through a decentralized network of campuses.
“It is an honor for Berkeley College to receive this high ranking,” said Dario A. Cortes, PhD, Berkeley College President. “We seek every opportunity to expand the programs and services offered to the approximately 500 military and veteran students who attend Berkeley College.”
“Being recognized as one of the top five colleges by Military Times shows the commitment of Berkeley College to our student veterans and their well-being,” said Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Berkeley College Assistant Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs. “We are proud to assist them during their academic journey.”
Berkeley College recently opened its third Veterans Resource Center in Newark, NJ, participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill, and collaborates on educational ventures with the National Guard; the Army and Air Force at Fort Dix, NJ; the GoArmyEd distance learning program; and the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership. In addition, the college administers the Combat Veterans Educational Partnership (CVET) program.
Survey results for “Best for Vets: Colleges 2013” list in the Online and Nontraditional College category can be found at http://militarytimes.com/projects/jobs/best-for-vets/2013/colleges/online-nontraditional.
A leader in business education for more than 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,700 students — including over 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New York locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains. And in New Jersey there are four locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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