Military Times has recognized Saginaw Valley State University as part of its Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings.
SVSU was ranked No. 34 among 130 four-year institutions ranked nationally by the independent media organization dedicated to news and information about the military. No other Michigan institution cracked the top 75.
SVSU ranked No. 38 last year and No. 60 the year before that.
The Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings evaluate many factors that make an organization a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.
To be considered, colleges filled out a detailed, 150-question survey. Military Times evaluated institutions based on survey responses as well as on data collected by three different federal agencies.
Those decisive factors included university culture, academic outcomes, student support, academic policies, and cost and financial aid. The factors of university culture and academic outcomes were worth the most in the survey, and cost and financial aid was worth the least.
For more information on the rankings, go to http://www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2017.