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Texas Tech Again Named Military Friendly School

This is the fourth-straight year the university has received the national designation.

Written by Patrick Gonzales

Texas Tech recently was named to the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

This is the fourth year the university has received this designation.

“Texas Tech is proud to be recognized for a fourth consecutive year as a military friendly campus,” said Juan Munoz, senior vice president for Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement. “The number of veterans and military dependents continues to increase at our university because of its pervasive patriotism and world class education. Students that have represented our country in uniformed service, and their family members attending the university, clearly understand that the quality of education they receive at Texas Tech will prepare them for the next stage of their professional lives. As current Texas Tech students they obviously believe, that ‘From here, it’s possible.’”

Texas Tech hosts a veteran specific website, a VA office and the Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) unit within the Division of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.

“It is a great honor to be selected as one of the top military friendly campuses in the nation,” said Ryan Van Dusen, assistant director of the Military and Veterans Programs. “The students, faculty and staff of Texas Tech University go above and beyond to ensure that military, veterans and their families have an outstanding student experience.”

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found here.

Of the schools polled, only 1,739 were designated Military Friendly Schools ®.

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