U.S. News & World Report has recognized Towson University for its diligent work in supporting veteran students by ranking the institution among the best regional universities. In the publication’s inaugural Best Colleges for Veterans, Towson was ranked No. 17 in the North and the best among all schools in the University System of Maryland.
“The welfare of our veteran students at Towson is a top priority,” said Maravene Loeschke, president of Towson University. “We are pleased to be recognized for serving our veterans who have honorably served their country.”
Towson has previously been recognized for its work with veteran students by G.I. Jobs magazine. For five consecutive years, the publication has named TU a Military Friendly School, ranking among the top 15 percent of institutions in the nation.
The university’s veterans services include a 900-square-foot Veterans Center, equipped with computers, print stations, and study and meeting spaces; and a Student Veterans Group that hosts events, collects goods for deployed troops and allows veterans to come together in a risk-free environment.
Patrick Young, a Marine combat veteran and coordinator for Veteran Services, works one-on-one with veteran students to assist in the complex transition to college.
“Most of these students spent what would have been their college years in the line of duty,” Young said. “Whether it’s helping a student understand the G.I. bill, showing them how to register for classes or just giving them a place to unwind, we want to make sure our veteran students have the best possible experience here at Towson.”
U.S. News & World Report has previously recognized Towson University and its programs. This past year, TU was ranked No. 11 among public universities and No. 54 among all colleges and universities in the North region.