Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Named as Top Military School in 2016 Guide to Colleges, Universities

K'Leigh Sims

January 8, 2016

The guide, created by Military Advanced Education & Transition, is a reference tool to help military and veterans make the right choices about their college education.


In the recent December issue of Military Advanced Education & Transition's (MAE&T) magazine, Texas Tech University was recognized as a top school in the 2016 Guide to Colleges and Universities for its efforts in providing active military, veterans and their family members with an affordable education and the resources they need to help transition from military to civilian life. This is the fifth consecutive year MAE&T has recognized Texas Tech for its military programs and resources.

One of these resources include the Military and Veterans Programs (MVP), a department solely dedicated to veterans and their families who attend Texas Tech.

Lou Ortiz, MVP director and Texas Tech alumnus, said this honor is something to be proud of for Texas Tech.

“We are thrilled to be selected as a top school for the 2016 Guide to Colleges and Universities,” Ortiz said. “This honor reflects Texas Tech's commitment in providing a support system for smooth campus transition and academic success for our military and veteran students.”

The guide is a searchable database of survey results collected by MAE&T. Six areas were analyzed in the survey including military culture, financial assistance, flexibility, general support, online support and on-campus support. After participating institutions' surveys were conducted, each school was given an overall score.


Texas Tech scored highest on military culture followed by on-campus support and general support.
The university serves more than 2,200 military students and also has more than 250 faculty and staff members who are veterans and offer assistance to military and veteran students within each college and other areas of campus.

The MVP department, housed under the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, helps to provide a seamless transition from military to civilian life as soon as military students step foot on campus. From registering for classes, processing G.I. Bill benefits and Hazlewood Act exemptions and assisting, advocating and mentoring military and veteran students, MVP strives to serve those who have served with the utmost dignity and respect.

MVP also offers events every year for Texas Tech's military community, including the Tournament for Heroes golf scramble; the Sun's Up, Guns Up Reveille Run; TechVet Boot Camp; football tailgates; speakers and more.

The in-depth results about Texas Tech, visit the guide at http://mae-kmi.com/schools/texas-tech-university.

For more information about MVP and other awards and recognitions it has received, visit its website at mvp.ttu.edu.