The University of Texas at El Paso has received repeated recognition as a military and veteran-friendly school in rankings published by groups across the country.
The latest ranking is from the Military Times, which announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2015 rankings Nov. 10. These rankings factor in the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates. The Military Times ranking comes just in time for UTEP’s Veterans Appreciation week celebrations Nov. 10-14, during which the University hosts a series of events to recognize its veterans.
The Military Times ranking places UTEP at No. 26 in the nation, up six places from the 2014 rankings.
Earlier in the year, UTEP was rated a top school in the 2015 Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges & Universities. This research study evaluates schools by their achievement in military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Another military-friendly designation, this one from College Factual, is nationwide and based on four-year undergraduate programs that offer quality education in conjunction with several factors of interest to veterans.
UTEP’s considerable military-affiliated student population — almost 1,700 — is served by the Military Student Success Center (MSSC). The rankings fulfill a key goal for the MSSC: to make UTEP one of the most military friendly universities in the country and make the MSSC a model program of successful transition into civilian life for military students.
About the Military Student Success Center (MSSC)
The Military Student Success Center (MSSC) is a part of Extended University at UTEP. It serves the military-affiliated community of El Paso, Fort Bliss and beyond and is the epicenter for military student success on campus. MSSC provides military-affiliated students with various support services, assists with educational benefits and facilitates the transition from military to college life.