Texas Tech Named Military Friendly School

The university is within the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

Written by Cory Chandler

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Texas Tech hosts a veteran specific website, a VA office and the newly formed Military and Veterans Programs (MVP) unit.

Texas Tech was named to the 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools by the G.I. Jobs Magazine. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year that the university has received the designation.

“Texas Tech is working to ease the transition of veterans from military service to education,” said President Guy Bailey. “We appreciate and respect the service our men and women have performed for their country, and believe that these students bring experiences and maturity to our classrooms that benefit all of our students.”

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

"We're excited for this designation as we grow our support and service to military and veteran students as well as their families," said Dave Lewis, assistant director of Military and Veterans Programs.

The Military Friendly Schools list was compiled through research starting in April during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Criteria were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board and included a school’s efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.

“This list is especially important now because the recently enacted post-9/11 G.I. Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified. So schools are clamoring for them like never before. Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get education. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend.”