U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) named Towson University to its recently released list of the nation’s best veteran-friendly schools.
USVM’s 2015 Best of the Best evaluation also includes Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, Top Supplier Diversity Programs, Top VBOs and SDVBOs, Top Government and Law Enforcement Agencies, Top Veteran-Friendly Franchises and Top Veteran-Friendly Schools.
The magazine polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies for this year’s Best of the Best evaluations. The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. These nonbiased studies are valuable resources for jobseekers, business owners, students, consumers, senior management, business associations, employment agencies and consumer groups.
“It’s exciting to have garnered the interest and recognition of U.S. Veterans Magazine,” said Patrick Young, the university’s coordinator of veterans services. “We are so proud of our veterans program here at Towson. Being recognized by others for our efforts helps us know we are making a difference in these young folks’ lives.”
TU’s veteran-friendly programs have also earned praise from News & World Report. The publication’s inaugural Best Colleges for Veterans list ranked TU No. 17 in the North and the best among all schools in the University System of Maryland.
Military Advanced Education includes TU University in its Guide to top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The list of 300 U.S. colleges and universities rates institutions on military culture, financial assistance, flexibility, and support services.
Since 2009 G.I. Jobs magazine has recognized TU as a Military-Friendly School, ranking among the top 15 percent of institutions in the nation.
Towson was the first university in Maryland to establish a veterans center. Located in the Psychology Building, the center offers veterans a one-stop shop to learn about admissions, scholarships and other financial aid, counseling and disability support services, academic advising and student activities.
It is also home base for the Veteran Student Group, an SGA-sponsored student organization that supports veteran-related community service projects.