Dateline: November 20, 2019, Athens, AL – Athens State University has been named one of the most veteran-friendly universities in the state of Alabama by College Factual. The university was ranked #4 in the state on its Best Colleges for Veterans list. This puts Athens State in the top 10% of all schools in Alabama for veteran friendliness. In addition, Athens State ranked in the top 15% of schools nationwide in the “Best for Vets” category.
The ranking highlights colleges and universities who are working hard to provide quality educational outcomes to veterans, active-duty military students, and their families. To determine the ranking, College Factual looked at factors such as the school’s veteran affordability, veteran support services and resources available, and overall quality metrics – especially those important to non-traditional students. Athens State currently serves approximately 150 recipients of the GI Bill annually.