Illinois State University has been ranked the Best College for Veterans in Illinois and among the top five percent of veteran-friendly institutions nationwide by College Factual.

Illinois State was first among 55 colleges and universities reviewed for veteran friendliness in College Factual’s 2017 Best Colleges for Veterans rankings. Illinois State was also ranked 60 out of 1,429 colleges and universities reviewed for the 2017 rankings.

College Factual’s rankings highlight colleges and universities that provide quality educational outcomes to veterans, active-duty military students, and their families. Factors included in the rankings are affordability, veteran support services and resources, and overall institutional quality.