October 6, 2014
Texas Tech University recently added another recognition for its work with veterans and veteran dependents.
Recognized as a “Best College for Veterans” by College Factual, Texas Tech is ranked No. 7 in the nation for its quality of education, affordability, veteran population and federal program participation in Principles of Excellence, Department of Defense's Memorandum of Understanding and Service Members Opportunity Colleges Consortium.
“To be recognized as a top university in the nation for veterans is a privilege,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “We at Texas Tech could not be more proud to serve those who have fought for us, and we will continue to provide them with the affordable, high-quality education they deserve.”
Texas Tech provides direct assistance for veterans and dependents of veterans through its Military and Veterans Programs, which currently serves more than 1,800 veterans and their families.
The program provides a seamless transition from military to civilian life for veterans and assistance with the application process, financial aid (GI Bill and State-Hazlewood Act), registering for classes and assistance throughout each student's college career.
“We are indeed proud to be recognized as a national leader in providing our student-veterans with the highest quality of education available anywhere in the country,” said Juan Muñoz, senior vice president for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement and vice provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs. “The university is committed to veterans and their long-term success as they continue to serve our country in new and important ways as graduates of Texas Tech.”
Texas Tech's Military and Veterans Programs has been recognized by esteemed military and veteran organizations for work done for military service members, including Texas Tech becoming the first Purple Heart University in Texas and ranking as a “Best for Vets” college by Military Times. Recently Texas Tech was recognized as a Military Friendly School ® for the sixth straight year by Victory Media Inc.
“We at Military and Veterans Programs are honored to be a top university in the country for serving veterans,” said Ryan Van Dusen, Military and Veterans Programs director. “The men and women who have sacrificed so much in service to their nation deserve to have the opportunity for a world-class education. The faculty and staff at Texas Tech truly care about student success and provide an environment that cannot be rivaled anywhere in the world.
“Our veterans come to Texas Tech University because they know we all want to help them succeed.”
The mission is to provide exceptional support and facilitation to students, faculty and staff for all issues related to the military and veterans. We are a support agency committed to enabling students to achieve their academic goals through campus and community wide resources with a one-stop problem resolution philosophy. Our success is measured by degree completion. We are dedicated to serving those who served.Facebook