TTUHSC Earns Silver Designation as a Military Friendly® School

Military Student in Simulation Center

VIQTORY, a company founded to help veterans transition into civilian life, named Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) to their 2019-2020 list of Military Friendly® Schools and gave TTUHSC a Silver Military Friendly® designation. This prestigious list provides a comprehensive guide of the finest choices for post-secondary education for veterans and their spouses. 

TTUHSC’s Office of Student Services Veterans and Military Advising is designated to help military veterans and their families succeed. The office is co-located with the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) at the TTUHSC Preston Smith Library.

“We are here to help our military affiliated students navigate their college career and are dedicated to their success,” said Sara Henly, TTUHSC Veterans and Military Advisor/School Certifying Official. “We assist students with the often confusing and time-sensitive process of applying for and using both federal (VA) and state (Hazelwood) benefits.”

TTUHSC is one of 40 Texas schools with a Military Friendly® designation, but it is the state's only stand-alone health sciences center to make the list. Of the 23 Military Friendly® Schools in Texas which offer health care related programs, TTUHSC has the greatest offering of programs with five schools and programs in baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate and certificate levels.

Institutions earning this designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a propriety survey completed by the school. Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Only 766 of the 8,800 institutions surveyed earned the designation.

Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students, specifically for student veterans.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a five-school university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth, Lubbock, Midland and Odessa.

TTUHSC offers students the opportunity to expand knowledge in programs that are on the forefront of health care education. Our programs and facilities give students the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide students the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.

Almost 50 years since opening, TTUHSC has now trained more than 20,000 health care professionals, and meets the health care needs of more than 2.5 million people in the 108 counties including those in the Texas Panhandle and eastern New Mexico.

Through research, education and patient care, TTUHSC aims to promote a greater health environment for West Texas and beyond. We strive to decrease health disparities for rural populations and improve the health of the community through collaborations with area hospitals and health centers.

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