UT Named a Military Friendly School, Putting it in Top 15 Percent of Colleges

UT’s 100 percent tuition waiver for the GI Bill/Yellow Ribbon program adds to its appeal for veterans

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 courses.
  • 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.