TTUHSC Ranks Fourth Nationally Among Graduate Institutions as a Military Friendly® School

TTUHSC Nursing graduates

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) has been named as a Military Friendly® School for 2022-2023. Among graduate schools, TTUHSC ranked fourth in the nation, achieving Gold award status. The 2022-2023 Military Friendly® Schools designation by VIQTORY, a company founded to help veterans transition into civilian life, recognizes the finest choices for post-secondary education for veterans and their families.

TTUHSC President Lori Rice-Spearman, Ph.D., said TTUHSC takes great pride in supporting the university’s military-affiliated students through excellent programming provided by each of its five schools.

“This recognition is received with honor and appreciation of those veterans who have chosen to pursue a health-related education at TTUHSC,” Rice-Spearman said. “We are grateful for the service provided by our veterans and seek to make their time at TTUHSC of the highest quality.”

Military members at TTUHSCTTUHSC’s Veterans Resource Center provides support to help military veterans and their families succeed. TTUHSC has 365 military-affiliated students across five schools, with 173 veterans and military-serving students. TTUHSC offers programs in baccalaureate, master’s, doctorate and certificate levels.

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

More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey; 665 schools earned awards level designations in gold, silver and bronze. Of those, 282 were selected for “Gold” award status for their leading practices, outcomes and effective programs.

Institutions earning this designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a propriety survey completed by the school. 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 and loan default rates for all students, specifically for student veterans.

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