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UT has been recognized for its strong support for veterans and their families in the 2017 U.S. News and World Report list of Best Colleges for Veterans released today.

UT is 31st among all public universities and 66th among all public and private colleges and universities. That’s a rise of eighteen spots since last year.

UT has taken several positive steps to support its growing population of veteran students and their dependents. More than 475 veterans and more than 375 military spouses and dependents are enrolled in a UT undergraduate or graduate program.

This semester, UT opened a Veterans Resource Center to provide a welcoming space for military students and their families. The location in Dunford Hall is temporary as space on the ground floor of Hodges Library is prepared as a permanent location. The center was furnished as part of a grant from the Student Veterans of America and the Home Depot Foundation.

Colleges and universities in the U.S. News Best Colleges for Veterans list must be in the top half of their overall U.S. New ranking and be certified to accept GI Bill funds. They must have at least twenty students using GI Bill benefits to partially or fully finance their tuition and fees and also must participate in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon Program or offer in-state tuition to all out-of-state veterans.

View the full list of U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings.


Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,