U.S.

August 1, 2013

Academy ranks among US top colleges

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AFNS) – The U.S. Air Force Academy is ranked today as one of the top universities in the nation with the latest rankings from Forbes.

Forbes released its annual best college rankings July 24, listing the Academy as the 31st best university in the nation. The U.S. Military Academy ranked 7th and the U.S Naval Academy came in at 28th in the nation.

“The U.S. Service Academies all scored well in the Forbes list alongside some very impressive schools,” said Brig. Gen. Andrew Armacost, the Academy’s Dean of the Faculty. “I think that’s a great testament to the kind of students and faculty we draw to the military academies. We continue to focus on offering our students a world class education that is combined with leadership development unmatched on the planet.”

The top-ranked school is Stanford University, with Pomona College coming in second and Princeton University ranking third.

The rankings are calculated by Forbes and the Washington, D.C.-based Center for College Affordability and Productivity and are based on a numerical formula which assesses each school in the following categories: post-graduate success, student satisfaction, student debt, four-year graduation rates and competitive awards.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)

Stopping buffelgrass in its tracks

The Arizona Conservation Corps is removing buffelgrass from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Buffelgrass is an invasive species of grass brought to Arizona from Africa in the 1920s. It was intended to be used as forage food for ca...
 
 

Prior Service program open but strictly limited

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – A very limited number of specialized careers are open in the Air Force Prior Service Program. The prior service program is an enlistment option which allows a select number of people who separated from military active duty, the Guard or Reserve, to enter full-time Air Force service. The number of applicants...
 
 

Air Force researchers test Google Glass for battlefield use

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – Whether trying to coordinate multiple aircraft in a three-dimensional battlespace, calling in precise close air support or evacuating personnel caught behind enemy lines – effective multitasking is at the heart of the mission for Air Force special operators. Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force...
 

 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie)

Outdoor Rec shows D-M alternate outlets

The 355th Force Support Squadron provides Airmen a way to get out of the dorms and enjoy the outdoors. “The Outdoor Recreation Center is an alternate outlet to help Airmen and their families, Department of Defense employees a...
 
 
(U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross)

ERQS PJs honor fallen Airman with a fitness challenge memorial one year later

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Members of the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERQS) organized a “Memorial Mash,” in honor of U.S. Air Force pararescueman Chief Master Sgt. Nick McCaskill on Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti,...
 
 

D-M, military retirees have $1.47 billion impact on local community

D-M and military retirees circulated approximately $1.47 billion and helped create more than 4,400 jobs in the local area, according to D-M’s Fiscal Year 2013 Economic Impact Analysis, released here April 10. The EIA, an annual publication, is designed to inform the community of personnel assigned or employed at the base; annual payroll of all...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin