Monday, February 17, 2014
University of Arkansas Helps Veterans Succeed
I was happy to see University of Arkansas receive nationwide recognition for assisting veterans in the difficult task of transitioning from the battlefield to campus. Adjusting from war to a classroom is incomprehensible for anyone who has not been through such experiences. It is even difficult for many men and women to leave the military itself and change over to civilian and college life.
BestColleges.com ranked University of Arkansas in the top 40 universities in the country for efforts to meet the needs of returning veterans. BestColleges.com first reviewed the top 200 universities as defined by U.S. News & World Report. In order to be considered in the ranking, each university had to be a member of The Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, honor ACE Credit, and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which provides veterans attending college with funds additional to those received by the GI Bill.
U of A programs take an individualized approach to counseling, academic and financial assistance and job placement. The Veterans Resource and Information Center has many veterans on staff that understand the unique needs of veterans and are willing and able to assist veterans.
Some studies have shown the graduation success rate for veterans to be abysmally low. Our veterans deserve better so it is especially gratifying to see University of Arkansas ranked in the top 40 of American universities.