The University of Texas
at Arlington is one of the best business schools in the United States for
military veterans, according to rankings released Monday by Military Times.
UT Arlington has about
3,000 veterans or veterans’ family members attending classes here. Of those,
about 2,200 are veterans. UT Arlington placed No. 33 on the list of 64
Military Times has named UT Arlington as one of best business colleges in the nation for veterans.
Military Times focused on culture and curriculum
that caters to military veterans when conducting and scoring the second annual Best for Vets: Business Schools survey, a
highly respected, nearly 80-question analysis of
a school’s complete offerings for veterans.
Rachel Croson said the entire College of Business staff deserves credit.
“We have a
great tool in the Goolsby Leadership Academy. Many of our veterans have skills
that make them a great fit with our Leadership initiatives,” said Croson of the
10-year-old program within the College of Business. “And it’s not just the
business school. We have an entire university that backs the veterans across
many, many platforms.”
Military Times named UT Arlington as one of the best colleges for military
veterans. In that list, UT Arlington placed No. 70 of the 120 institutions
colleges and universities participated in the detailed, nearly 80-question
survey, which delved into school culture, student support, academic outcomes
and quality, academic policies, and cost and financial aid.
Some of that
helps in the College of Business comes from Rebecca Neilson, a retired colonel
in the U.S. Army Reserve with 30 years of commissioned service. Neilson is the
director of Graduate Business Services in the College of Business.
“The College of
Business has great programs,” said Neilson, who teaches leadership and
communications in the Goolsby Academy. “Those programs help veterans get to be
where they need to be educationally. I point them in the right direction for
senior director of UT Arlington’s TRIO Pre-College Programs, said veterans
need specially directed aid and help, which is exactly what the University has
In February, UT
Arlington received a $122,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase to fund educational
opportunities for military veterans. The support will enable the University to
provide enhanced services to student veterans at the onset of their first
Two years ago,
UT Arlington received a $1.25 million U.S. Department of Education grant to
fund a new Veterans Upward Bound program for five years.
we help our veterans, many of whom have served multiple tours in combat areas,”
Thompson said. “They have a different set of needs than those students coming
straight out of high school.”
notable efforts to assist veterans with specific programs, include:
- 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’ Mavs.
boasts one of the largest populations of student veterans and active duty
military personnel in Texas, Veterans Administration surveys show. The
University enrolled about 500 veterans during the 2006-07 academic year. That
number more than tripled to 1,564 student veterans in fall 2013.
Times organization comprises Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine
Corps Times. The full rankings are available in print, and online at www.militarytimes.com.
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.