University named military friendly for fourth consecutive year

October 10, 2013 | News, UToday
By Samantha Watson

The University of Toledo is one of only 20 percent of colleges in the country to be featured on the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list from GI Jobs magazine.

military friendly 2013 logoMany of the universities on the list are chosen based on research of the schools, but UT also had support from student-veterans. Fourteen student veterans rated UT’s veteran resources, school resources, faculty, school environment and career services. Each category scored at least a 3.5 on a four-point scale.

“At The University of Toledo, we work hard to make sure that the men and women who have served or are actively serving this country have every tool to excel in their educational and career goals,” said UT President Lloyd Jacobs, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

“We are honored to have such a disciplined and committed group of individuals attend UT to start another chapter in their lives, and we are proud to provide them a world-class education.”

The University works with veteran students to translate their real-world military service experiences into usable credits for their education.

Because many of these veteran students often are moving from one location to another, UT’s online courses are a great resource. UT also works with spouses of veterans who pursue careers that are easily transferable, such as teaching.

Tuition at UT is within reach for veterans with help from government programs such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, designed to educate those service members who were engaged in conflicts since September 2011. Of the 422 veterans currently enrolled at UT, 360 of them receive financial assistance from the GI Bill.

The Military Service Center in Rocket Hall and Haraz Ghanbari, UT military and media liaison, provide services to help veterans and active duty military students transition back to the classroom and support them through successful degree completion. Click here for more information.

GI Jobs recognizes the top 20 percent of more than 10,000 schools nationally for the annual Military Friendly Schools list. To see the entire 2014 list, visit

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