November 10, 2023

Military Times Ranks Palm Beach Atlantic University Among Colleges Offering Best Support to Vets

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Military Times has ranked Palm Beach Atlantic (PBA) University as one of the colleges offering exceptional support to veterans in its 2023 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings. Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges is the largest and most comprehensive annual ranking of schools for military service members and veterans. The 2023 List which was published on Monday, November 6, ranks PBA at 231 among the 325 schools which made the list. PBA was also ranked 45 in the Southeast, 199 for primarily in-person.

“I am immensely proud of our recognition as one of the top institutions providing exceptional support to veterans, ” said Dr. Debra A. Schwinn, president of PBA. “We are committed to offering comprehensive resources and services and ensuring a supportive environment so that those who have sacrificed so much on behalf of our country can fulfill their own academic and career dreams.”

Among the notable highlights of PBA’s service to veterans is offering VA Work Study, providing priority registration, financial assistance and other veteran’s services such as space to study and/or socialize, counseling on Department of Defense (DoD)/VA benefits and financial aid, processing of DoD/VA benefits and financial aid, academic help, such as tutoring, academic advising, help for physically disabled vets and an informational website. The 2023 rankings can be found here, on the new Best for Vets website: Information on PBA’s ranking here.

Military Times Best for Vets survey is sent to colleges and universities across the nation asking about their programs for veterans. The survey results are then analyzed, along with public data about colleges and universities obtained from the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs and turned into an official ranking. Schools were asked to complete the survey earlier this year and the responses were then analyzed by the Military Times data team, producing the highly anticipated, respected and unbiased annual ranking.

For 10 years, Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges has continued to serve and support the military community through its trusted ranking and reporting on the top schools for veterans. “Our comprehensive survey and thoughtful methodology make our rankings best in class” said Mike Gruss, editor-in-chief at Sightline Media Group, parent company of Military Times. 

The rankings have become a go-to resource for schools to spread the word about their veteran programs and help veterans make important decisions about their educational planning and how to use the education benefits they earned through military service.

About Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University, founded in 1968, is a private, Christian university, offering 100 different programs and pathways, including undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and professional degrees. The university has a 29-acre campus in West Palm Beach and an Orlando campus, and the 78-acre Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus provides facilities for training and hosting intercollegiate sports. Sailfish athletes compete in 18 NCAA Division II and Sunshine State Conference varsity sports. PBA affirms the values that have built American society, including religious liberty and the free enterprise system. The university is dedicated to the integration of biblical principles to prepare students for learning, leadership, and service. Learn more at  

About Military Times

The Military Times is the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times, and Navy Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including branch-specific news, pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is owned by Sightline Media Group. To learn more, visit

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