Texas State named 'Military Friendly' for third year

Posted by University News Service

Sept. 19, 2011

Texas State University-San Marcos has been named a “Military Friendly School” by GI Jobs magazine for the third consecutive year.

The annual list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s service members and veterans as students.

The list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience.

“We are proud of this recognition,” said Michael Heintze, Texas State’s associate vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “Texas State has a long tradition of serving the educational needs of our veterans. We currently rank second in the state in terms of numbers of enrolled veterans and dependants.”

Texas State currently enrolls 1,064 veterans and another 1,169 dependants of veterans.

According to GI Jobs, the schools on the list made the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.