UW News

August 19, 2010

UW Tacoma a top choice for veterans

The UW Tacoma is in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools offering opportunities and support for military veterans, according to the new Military Friendly Schools list released by G.I. Jobs.

UW Tacoma’s close proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and other military installations, high graduation rate for veterans, and financial and academic support place it among the top 1,200 schools doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students, according to G.I Jobs.

“UW Tacoma is a great place for veterans or active-duty personnel, especially those serving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord,” says Wanda Curtis, educational partnerships coordinator at UW Tacoma. “We offer a world-class education right in their back yard.”

With several Veterans Affairs-approved degree programs and workstudy available, UW Tacoma provides services that help active-duty military personnel and veterans earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree quickly and easily. The UW Tacoma Veterans Affairs office is available to help students access their GI Bill and other benefits, and to manage paperwork and bureaucracy.

“We try to make enrollment at UW Tacoma as easy as possible,” Curtis said.

The Military Friendly Schools list is based on a poll of 7,000 schools nationwide. G.I. Jobs looked for colleges that offered the greatest opportunity, flexibility and overall experience for veterans and active-duty personnel. Criteria for making the list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting and retaining these students and academic accreditation. See the full list and learn more <a href=”http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list”>here</a>.