U.S. News & World Report Once Again Names TLU No. 1 College in the West for Veterans

September 10, 2014

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For the second consecutive year, Texas Lutheran University is the Best College for Veterans in the West according to U.S. News & World Report. These rankings provide military veterans and active-duty service members with data on which top-ranked schools offer benefits that can help them pursue a college education. U.S. News ranked these qualifying schools numerically and in descending order based on their 2015 Best Colleges ranks.

“I am extremely proud we are No. 1 again this year,” said Marie Paiz, TLU Veterans Affairs certification officer and assistant registrar. “Everyone at TLU works very hard to make sure our veterans and their dependents are able to work and finish their studies. Our 94 percent completion rate attests to that. However, it’s really the veterans and dependents who are No. 1. We currently have 38 student-veterans, but we also have 45 dependents on campus. That’s essentially another 45 veterans we care for because we’re also providing support for their spouses, sons and daughters. We’re here for all of them.”

TLU’s position as the No. 1 college for veterans in the West was based on the 2015 Best Colleges rankings, as well as the following qualifications: The institution is a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, certified for the GI Bill, and participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program or is a public institution that charges in-state tuition, which can be fully covered by the GI Bill, to all veterans applying from out of state.

Schools reported on their benefits for veterans as part of the broader survey of undergraduate schools by U.S. News during spring 2014.

Get more information about programs for Veterans & Military and Veteran Support Services at TLU.

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