Military Times, an organization made up of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times, focused on culture and curriculum that cater to military veterans when conducting and scoring the third annual “Best for Vets: Business Schools” survey, a highly respected, nearly 80-question analysis of a graduate business school’s complete offerings for veterans. The selection committee focused on a number of factors including veteran culture and curriculum, cost in the context of military and veteran benefits, overall veteran policies, and publicly available quality measures.
As with all of the “Best for Vets” rankings, “Best for Vets: Business Schools” is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an institution a good fit for military veterans. In addition to this recognition for its business program, Excelsior has been honored as a “Best for Vets” overall institution for five straight years, most recently in November 2014.
Over the years, Excelsior has been repeatedly recognized as military and veteran-friendly institution.
- Excelsior has been designated a “Top Military Friendly School” by Military Advanced Education eight consecutive years and a “Military-Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs four straight years.
- Excelsior President Ebersole is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran who served in Vietnam and received the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award in 2010 for his leadership in contributing to the Army’s educational mission.
- Excelsior’s course, “Success Strategies for Military and Veterans” earned the 2010-2011 Innovation Award from the Center for Transforming Student Services (CENTSS). The course provides college and career orientation to veterans and military members and teaches transition strategies for those entering the civilian workforce after a military career.
- Excelsior is a recipient of the Council of College and Military Educators’ (CCME) Institutional Award.
- Excelsior’s military academic advising team includes veterans who are uniquely attuned to the unique needs of military students, veterans and their spouses.
- CME Executive Director Susan Dewan is the recipient of the 2011 William E. Kennedy Award from the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), which recognizes leadership in providing higher education programs to personnel at U.S. military installations.