UNT has been selected as the sixth best school for student veterans by Military Times EDGE, which recently released a "Best for Vets: Colleges 2010" list.
Military Times EDGE, part of Military Times Newspapers, selected its 101 best schools for veterans from a pool of more than 4,000 institutions. The pool of colleges and universities were evaluated based on four categories:
- financial assistance
- academic flexibility
- campus culture
- support services
Each school could receive up to five stars in each category.
UNT received high marks in all four categories.
- 4.5 stars in financial assistance, academic flexibility and support services
- 3.5 stars in the campus culture
This marks the second time this year UNT has been recognized as a superior school for student veterans. In August, UNT was named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s annual list of Military Friendly Schools.
UNT currently serves approximately 1,200 student veterans. In an effort to better serve this large population, UNT opened a Veterans Center in the fall of 2009. UNT also has an active Student Veterans Association and offers emotional support through the Disability and Well-being Consortium.
“This recognition honors the truly collaborative work that is being done to support our student veterans at UNT. From enrollment management, to faculty across campus, as well as student affairs, we are continually working to refine our efforts and listen sincerely to our students, to better assist them in their transition from military to campus life,” says Mona Hicks, dean of students and founding director of the UNT Veterans Center.
Military Times EDGE is dedicated to showing members of the armed services the practical and positive actions that can make their lives and careers better -- both in the military and beyond. The print edition of Military Times EDGE is published 10 times a year. The full “Best for Vets: Colleges 2010” list is available in the October print edition of Military Times EDGE.
Alyssa Yancey with UNT News Service can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.