ECPI University Earns #1 National Ranking as Best for Vets

Honor Marks 8 Straight Years on Best for Vets List

Virginia Beach, VAECPI University is pleased to announce it has been ranked number one in the nation by Military Times in its annual Best for Vets survey – the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement – as well as a detailed review of public data collected by federal agencies. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s survey, with ECPI University ranking #1 in the nation among career and technical colleges, a category that includes community colleges and four-year career-focused colleges and universities. 

“This selection demonstrates that what we do to support our military and veteran students is exactly what we should be doing and that these students are succeeding at the highest levels and finding meaningful careers when they graduate,” says ECPI University Executive Director of Military Education Bill Brown. 

Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 is an editorially independent, objective and rigorous news project. Survey editors evaluate the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. Colleges and universities are asked to disclose academic outcome and input data, describe many aspects of veteran culture on campus and meticulously document a wide array of services, special policies, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties. 

Military Times also factors in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments, as well as three Education Department sources: the IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database. 

“I am asked continually by our senior leaders, faculty and staff if we are doing all we can to support our military and veteran students,” says Brown. “This focus and concern proves to me that ECPI University will always do what it takes to ensure these students have the resources they need to reach their goals.”   

For the full Best for Vets list, click here to view all of the 2019 rankings. 

For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Marketing at 757.490.9090 or

About ECPI University 

ECPI University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degrees and diplomas. SACSCOC is the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. A private university founded in 1966, ECPI University has campuses in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Texas and offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services, continuing education, certification classes, and testing are also available.                 

On campus or online, fields of study include: HEALTH SCIENCES: Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing (RN to BSN), BS to BSN, Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Health Information Management, Physical Therapist Assistant, Massage Therapy, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, Paramedic (EMT), Radiography, Radiologic Sciences, Sonography, Surgical Technology; TECHNOLOGY: Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Cyber and Network Security, Information Systems,  Software Development, Mobile Development, Cloud Computing, Web Design and Development, Electronics Engineering, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering Technology; BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting, Business Administration, IT Management, Hospitality Management, Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Crime and Intelligence Analysis; CULINARY: Culinary Arts, Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Baking and Pastry Arts. (Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit 


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Release Date:
Monday, October 22, 2018