IU Southeast recognized statewide for student-teacher ratio and service to future military members

26th July 2013

NEW ALBANY, IN, (July 26, 2013) – Indiana University Southeast has been named one of the top universities in Indiana for student- teacher ratio and service to future military members.

The College Database ranked IU Southeast No. 4 in the state for Colleges for Future Service Members and No. 9 in the state for Student-Teacher Ratio.

The College Database  is a nonprofit with a goal of providing free information about educational options both nationally and locally to students, parents, and other interested parties. It reveals the rankings at www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org.

For the Top Colleges for Future Service Members ranking, the website set out to find the post-secondary institutions in Indiana that were both affordable with an annual tuition less than $20,000, and that offered at least two ROTC programs – Army, Navy, or Air Force.

“Everyone talks about service members using their GI Bill to go back to school, but rarely do people discuss current students using college to join the service,” said Wes Ricketts, Vice President and General Manager of The College Database. “Colleges with ROTC programs give students a great opportunity, not only to explore military service, but to gain valuable leadership skills coveted by employers.”

The methodology for the Best Student-Teacher Ratio Colleges was similar. The website set out to find the post-secondary institutions in Indiana with enrollments exceeding 5,000 students, but with less than 20 students per faculty member.

“Enrolling at a large college or university can seem overwhelming to some students,” Ricketts said. “What these students often fail to realize, however, is that many larger institutions go the extra mile to maximize personal attention, maintaining smaller classrooms and fostering regular professor-student interaction.”

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