Nebraska U again among nation’s Best for Vets

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Nebraska U again among nation’s Best for Vets

Air Force, Army and Naval ROTC members recite the oath of enlistment during the morning undergraduate commencement ceremony May 8 at Memorial Stadium. Some then changed into regalia to graduate with their colleges.
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Graduating members of the university's ROTC program stand and receive their commissions during the spring 2021 undergraduate commencement ceremony in Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska is again ranked among the nation’s leading universities for veteran success.

For the fifth year in a row, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is featured in the Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2021 survey. Now in its 10th year, the survey includes 600 participating schools.

“The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is committed to ensuring that military dependents, veterans, active duty, guard and reserve students have the resources they need to accomplish their academic and career goals,” said Joe Brownell, director of the university’s Military and Veteran Success Center. “Our university is truly a military-friendly institution.”

Now in its sixth year of operation, the Military and Veteran Success Center is a central reason behind the university’s strength in assisting veterans and military-connected students.

The center is focused on five pillars of excellence — education benefits, academic support, student services, career services, and outreach on and off campus.

The center currently assists 1,617 military-connected students on campus. That total includes 991 military dependents, 387 veterans, 108 in the National Guard, 83 active duty troops, and 48 serving in the reserves.

The university’s top three colleges serving the most veterans are Arts and Sciences (381), Business (221) and Education and Human Sciences (212).

For the Military Times’ Best for Bets: Colleges 2021 rankings, higher education institutions from across the United States participate by completing a rigorous survey of nearly 150 questions regarding campus services that support current and former military members and their families.

Details on the survey are available here. An overview of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln ranking is here.

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