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Clemson earns “Best for Vets: Colleges” distinction from Military Times


Clemson University earned distinction on Monday, Nov. 6 in the “Best for Vets: Colleges” list according to Military Times, one of the nation’s most trusted sources for independent news and information for service members and families.

Clemson was one of 325 recognized colleges and universities, No. 29 among all schools in the Southeast region.

“I’m excited Clemson made the Military Times ‘Best for Vets’ list,” says Emily DaBruzzi, director of Military & Veteran Engagement. “It’s wonderful to see the collaborative efforts of our campus community rewarded in this way. More importantly, it means the work we are doing in support of our veterans and military-connected students is recognized as best practice.”

The annual survey serves as the culmination of results collected from across the country, from R1 research universities to public and private schools. Military Times comprehensively looks at student success metrics (retention, graduation, GPA), military-specific resources, admissions and registration policies, human resources and other factors in determining its national rankings.

According to Fall enrollment data, Clemson serves more than 1,200 military-connected students, including 460+ service members and veterans. In addition to providing community and transition support through the Military & Veteran Engagement Resource Center and VA benefits assistance through the Registrar’s Office, Clemson has made great strides in advocating for military-specific services, such as career preparation and well-being programming.

Earlier this year, Clemson attained silver status for a second consecutive year as a Military Friendly® School.