Texas A&M University
COLLEGE STATION, Sept. 10, 2015 – Texas A&M University ranks as the best institution in the nation for providing services to veterans in transitioning into civilian careers after their military service, according to College Factual, an online service that helps prospective students make the best choices in selecting institutions of higher learning. The rankings were reported by the USA Today College Partner Network.
Texas A&M currently provides support through two campus offices for more than 1,100 veterans and at least 2,200 military dependents, spouses and survivors who are currently enrolled students.
This is the second assessment within the past month that has ranked Texas A&M as a national leader. It was ranked among the top three colleges in the nation — and first in Texas – in Washington Monthly’s new poll, which takes into major consideration factors such as research and service to the nation, as well as academic standing, and includes a military aspect.
The assessment was welcomed by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp and Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young, both of whom oversee offices dedicated to serving veterans.
“Texas A&M goes beyond ‘military friendly,’” said Chancellor Sharp. “Respect and admiration for our veterans is in our DNA and rooted in our proud tradition.”
“We are proud to be a national benchmark for excellence in service to military veterans and their families,” President Young stated. “This ranking reflects the importance of military service throughout our rich history, as well as our ongoing commitment to providing veterans the same level of academic excellence and leadership development that we offer all of our students.”