November 11, 2015

UNL recognized for supporting military members

Army ROTC members line up in UNL's Military and Naval Science Building. Four UNL programs earned top-35 rankings in the most recent U.S. News and World Report rankings of the Best Online Programs for Veterans.
Craig Chandler | University Communications

Craig Chandler | University Communications

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been recognized as a top school for supporting military personnel.

UNL has been named a 2016 Military Friendly School, Military Times Best for Vets School and 2016 STEM Jobs Approved College.

The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

The methodology used for making the Military Friendly Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

With certificates, undergraduate and graduate programs on campus and online, UNL offers flexibility, convenience and affordability for members of the military and their dependents. The Military and Veteran Success Center, which opened in September, is designed to assist student veterans with the transition to academic life and support their successes. The Student Veterans Organization helps student veterans achieve their educational goals at UNL while providing an environment in which they have the opportunity to socialize with one another.

This year’s Military Friendly School designation follows UNL’s placement on the same list from 2011 to 2015.