Website ranks Northwestern State as best in state for veterans in liberal arts, general studies


Northwestern State University has been named Louisiana’s top university for veterans for liberal arts and general studies.

The ranking is available at developed the rankings to highlight institutions that offer quality outcomes in a specific major while also offering support to help veterans and active-duty military students thrive.

“We are honored to once again be recognized as a top university for veterans and hope that this continued distinction will encourage more individuals to pursue educational goals at Northwestern State,” said Dr. Darlene Williams, vice president for technology, innovation and economic development.

The rankings take into account 19 factors including that cover veteran affordability, population, flexibility and policies as well as overall college quality.

Northwestern State has been named a Military Friendly School seven times. The university has a campus at Leesville/Fort Polk and also offers classes at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City. The university has 39 degree programs available online through that serves veterans and active-duty personnel wherever they are.

The website also ranked NSU as the state’s top institution for returning adults.