Concord University Tops The List Of Veteran-Friendly Schools

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 31 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University is ranked the nation’s No. 1 four-year college for veterans by Military Times Edge magazine. The publication released the report Monday, Oct. 31.

The “Best for Vets: Colleges 2011” list is based on criteria including academic accreditation, central veterans offices and staff knowledgeable on veterans issues.

Established in 2009, the Concord University Veterans Office works with United States veterans, reservists and active duty service members to utilize educational benefits from the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The office also works with student veterans in areas from housing to tutoring to counseling.

Concord University President Gregory F. Aloia has led the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Veterans Task Force in its work to advance the recruitment, retention and graduation of veterans at the state’s institutions of higher learning. Concord University is a “role model” in this initiative to offer veteran-friendly college and university campuses.