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Armstrong keeps ranking as veteran-friendly school

SAVANNAH — Early this month, Military Times honored Armstrong State University, ranking the institution 4th in the nation among four-year schools on its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list. This year marks the third consecutive year Armstrong has been included on the list. In 2016, Armstrong was ranked #7 in the U.S.

“We are deeply honored to be recognized once again by Military Times as one of the nation’s leading universities supporting active duty military students and veterans on campus,” said Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken.

The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. “We limit our list to encourage competition,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Best for Vets. “We genuinely hope this helps raise the bar for veterans on campus.”

The rankings will be published online at, as well as,, and as of Nov. 1; and will appear in an issue of Military Times in mid-November.

In addition to providing a supportive campus environment for military students, Armstrong is also part of a network of universities that guarantees transferability of credits for military students, provides in-state tuition for members of the military and their families and offers credit for military experience.

As a complement to Armstrong’s main campus in Savannah, the university operates the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville, which helps soldiers and their  eararn college degrees near Fort Stewart. A new expanded facility in downtown Hinesville opened in January.

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