It is safe to say that in the U.S., we value our military and all that they do for our country. UTM is no different.
Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouses, has named UTM as a 2016 Military Friendly® School. The title goes to schools who show that they are doing the most to embrace military students and allotting them the resources they need to ensure their success in and out of the classrooms.
Military Friendly® is now in its seventh year. Its designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
Institutions competed for this title by completing a survey of more than 100 questions in 10 categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes and military spouse policies. The data was independently tested by an outside source and based on methodology established by an independent advisory board.
According to the National Conference of State Legislature, 62 percent of veterans and military members are the first in their family to attend college, compared to the 43 percent of non-military students. The types of colleges student veterans choose to attend does not differ significantly from that of traditional students. Two-year colleges have the greatest percentage of both student populations, but a greater percentage of veteran students enroll in bachelor degree programs compared to non-military students.
UTM was also named a Military Friendly® School in 2014. The university’s Veterans Affairs webpage states that “they recognize how tough the adjustment can be for veterans to transition from service to college life.” The page also states the university is “dedicated to assisting all Veterans, Active-Duty service members, National Guard and Reservists and eligible military families in achieving their educational and professional goals.”
For more information pertaining to UTM and its military relationship, contact Leanna Stephenson at 731-881-3817.