Military Times has ranked several Western New York colleges as best colleges for vets in 2017.
Among four-year colleges and universities, D'Youville College was ranked as the 5th best in the country. Niagara University earned a ranking as the 44th best and the University at Buffalo as the 77th best out of 130 schools that won honors.
Niagara Community College was ranked 21st in the country for two-year colleges. In that category, only 25 colleges were honored.
To be considered, colleges had to fill out a 150-question survey and Military Times evaluated institutions based on their survey responses as well as on data collected by three different federal agencies. More than 500 colleges filled out the surveys, which required colleges to document the services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties and to describe aspects of veteran culture on campus.