Published: Aug 18, 2009
The University of Tampa has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine
as a Military Friendly School for 2010 — a designation that ranks UT in
the top 15 percent of all colleges and universities nationwide.
The rankings are based on the policies, efforts and results used to recruit and retain military and veteran students.
Rich McCormack, publisher of G.I. Jobs,
said the rankings were based on years of research and the compiling of
survey results and other data, as well as UT’s “commitment to educating
our nation’s most deserving heroes.”
UT offers exceptional
opportunities to new cadets, Green-to-Gold enlistees and veterans — and
their dependents — seeking career changes, says Dennis Nostrand, UT’s
vice president for enrollment.
- 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.
- On June 30, UT announced it will waive up to 100 percent of
tuition/fees for veterans — and their dependents — eligible for the Post
9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.
- UT, which is located less than 10 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 on site at UT.
As a Military Friendly School, UT will be listed in the Guide to Military Friendly Schools
, which will be published in September 2009.