Texas Tech University recently was named a top military friendly school by Military Advanced Education (MAE) in its “2014 Guide to Military-Friendly College & Universities” list.
“We are pleased to be listed as a top military friendly school,” said Texas Tech President M. Duane Nellis. “Texas Tech is honored to serve the needs of military personnel veterans and their families, and we will continue in this effort.”
The purpose of MAE is to provide an education to officers and veterans in transition, information about future careers, school and program profiles, and periodic special reports.
The list was compiled from more than 300 institutions. Each institution took an extensive survey focusing on a strict list of criteria which was then evaluated by the MAE staff. They were evaluated in four major areas: military culture, support services, financial services and flexibility.
“We are proud to once more be recognized as a top military friendly university,” said Juan Munoz, senior vice president and vice provost. “The growth of our veteran and military dependent population is indicative of the climate of excellence and support that is discovered by these students. As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, I can personally affirm Texas Tech is committed to the success of our veteran students and their families.”
Texas Tech’s Military & Veteran Program assists veterans and their families in achieving academic and personal success. The program focuses on motivation, value and performance to ensure a seamless transition from military to civilian life.
“It is very exciting to be awarded this district honor,” said Ryan Van Dusen, director of the Military & Veteran Program. “The faculty and staff of Texas Tech work hard to make this a welcoming environment. We are humbled by this distinction as we continue to strive to provide veterans and their families with the highest level service.”