Published: Aug 17, 2010
The University of Tampa has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine
as a Military Friendly School for 2011 – a designation that ranks UT in
the top 15 percent of all colleges and universities nationwide. This is
the second year in a row that UT has been named to the prestigious
UT’s veteran student population is the fastest growing on campus with a 50 percent increase from the fall 2009 to fall 2010.
for making the Military Friendly Schools list include efforts to
recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting
military and veteran students and academic accreditations.
Rich McCormack, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine,
said G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide to identify
the schools that provide benefits to student veterans. “The common bond
is their shared priority of recruiting students with military
experience,” he said.
According to Dennis Nostrand, UT’s vice
president for enrollment, UT offers exceptional opportunities to new
cadets, Green-to-Gold enlistees and veterans – and their dependents –
seeking career changes.
“We realize that veterans bring highly
coveted leadership, discipline and experience to the UT campus, and we
participate in all major veteran education benefits available,” Nostrand
- UT's Army ROTC program – the Spartan Battalion – is frequently ranked as one of the best in the nation.
- Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps and Naval Reserve Officers
Training Corps programs are offered under an intercampus agreement with
the University of South Florida.
- UT waives up to 100 percent of tuition/fees for veterans – and their
dependents – eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon
- UT, which is located less than ten miles from MacDill Air Force
Base, offers a generous transfer credit policy for military students,
including credit for military service, and correspondence and online
- A Veterans Affairs-certifying official is onsite at UT.
- UT has both a veteran student organization and a veteran orientation for incoming students.
As a Military Friendly School, UT will be listed in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools. Information can also be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.