UT receives national recognition for support to military students

November 10, 2015 | News, UToday
By Staff

The University of Toledo has earned recognition from Military Times and G.I. Jobs as a top school for supporting student veterans.

UT is among the top 175 schools, including 125 four-year schools, listed in the Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings announced yesterday by Military Times, and the University also recently was designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media’s G.I. Jobs magazine.

web military BVS 2016“These two recognitions are in addition to recently being named a Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education & Transition,” said Navy Reserve Lt. Haraz N. Ghanbari, UT’s director of military and veteran affairs. “This is UT’s first time achieving the trifecta, and it is an impressive testament to the support of our campus community.”

Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. More than 600 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey, and this is the first year UT earned the designation ranking in the top 100 of four-year schools across the country.

web mfs 2016 vet“We award the Best for Vets designation to the very best — the colleges that really are setting the example,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times’ Best for Vets rankings and special editions.

The 2016 Military Friendly School designation by G.I. Jobs magazine is the seventh consecutive year UT has received the honor from Victory Media.

“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”

For more information about UT’s commitment to student service members, veterans and their families, visit utoledo.edu/call/military or call 419.530.VETS.

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