On November 11, 2013, U. S. News and World Report released its rankings of the Best Colleges for Veterans, and Toccoa Falls College is ranked 9th for the South Regional Colleges. These colleges help veterans pursue a college education under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 GI Bill, which was implemented in August 2009, has expanded educational benefits for veterans who are eager to return to school. To help these veterans in their search for colleges and fit their needs, U.S. News has launched its inaugural Best Colleges for Veterans rankings.
There were 234 ranked schools across all 10 U.S. News ranking categories: National Universities, National Liberal Arts Colleges, Regional Universities (North, South, Midwest and West) and Regional Colleges (North, South, Midwest and West). All of the Best Colleges for Veterans scored well in terms of graduation rate, faculty resources, reputation and other markers of academic quality in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News Best Colleges. To qualify for the new rankings, the schools had to be certified for the GI Bill and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.
President of Toccoa Falls College, Dr. Robert Myers said, “We are very grateful to all who serve in our armed forces. We are also thankful that at TFC we have been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a college that makes it easier for our veterans to go back to college. We will continue to do everything possible to support our veterans returning to college.”