University of Texas at Arlington is one of the best colleges for military
veterans in the United States, according to rankings released today by Military
UT Arlington ranks 70th on the list of 120 schools. In all, 600 schools applied for the "Best for Vets" ranking.
Arlington placed No. 70 of 120 institutions named to the “Best for Vets:
Colleges 2014” list that rates a school’s complete offerings for veterans at four-year
universities, two-year colleges and online institutions.
total of 600 institutions responded to the 150-question survey, which placed a
new emphasis on academic rigor. The extensive evaluation process also factored
in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill and
availability of specific programs to help service members.
Arlington has a rich history of educating service men and women and a modern
appeal for veterans who want to pursue degrees in a wide range of academic and
research disciplines,” President Vistasp M. Karbhari said. “While we are thrilled
by this national recognition, we also are challenged to continue pursuing new models
of supporting servicemen and women transitioning from military life to the
university and beyond.”
2,900 of UT Arlington students this fall are veterans.
Arlington’s notable efforts to assist veterans with specific programs, include:
This year's analysis placed a new emphasis on academic rigor.
- The new Student Veterans Assistance Center (VAC),
which offers one location for advising, tutoring and counseling, assistance
with completing college, financial aid and GI Bill applications.
- A collaborative effort between UT Arlington
and the Department of Veterans Affairs that has placed a full-time, experienced
vocational counselor in the VAC.
- A recent College of Nursing federal grant in
support of increased enrollment and graduation rates for veterans.
- A new School of Social Work program to better
serve veterans and active members in the military with mental health needs.
- Grants to enhance sports programming for
disabled veterans through the UT Arlington wheelchair basketball team, the Movin’
Military Times organization comprises Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times
and Marine Corps Times. The full rankings are available in print, and online at
University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of
more than 33,300 students and more than 2,200 faculty members in the heart of
North Texas. It is the second largest institution in The University of Texas
System. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more. Visit www.uta.edu/uta/student-life/veteran-services
to learn more about Veteran Services at UT Arlington.