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ASU ranked among top schools for veterans

Arizona State University Pat Tillman Veterans Center
October 06, 2014

Arizona State University has been named a “Military Friendly School for 2015” by G.I. Jobs magazine for the sixth consecutive year. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are leaders in providing educational support benefits and paths to success for military veterans.

ASU was also ranked No. 2 as a "Best College For Veterans" by College Factual. The ranking compared the best colleges and universities for veterans nationwide, based on four-year undergraduate programs.

ASU has made a strong commitment to veteran success in education and has awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees to students using GI Bill benefits since the program's rollout in 2009. ASU opened the Pat Tillman Veterans Center in fall 2011 and has continued to expand services to support a military, veteran and dependent population that has grown to over 4,400 students. In spring 2014, over 250 military and veteran students were approved for graduation and were honored at commencement with stoles that recognized their respective branch of military service.

Additionally, ASU is a partner university with the Pat Tillman Foundation in support of the Tillman Military Scholars program, which provides scholarships for active and veteran service members as well as their spouses. This year, Diana Kramer was selected to represent Sun Devils everywhere in the 2014-2015 cohort.The Tillman Military Scholars program covers not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and childcare.

ASU’s veteran center is also home to VetSuccess on Campus, one of the original eight institutions selected to pilot this joint program with the VA. The program provides a VA vocational rehabilitation counselor on campus to assist students with transition from military to university life, as well as providing academic, career and adjustment counseling. The center also offers peer mentoring and assistance with benefits and registration.

For more information on ASU's programs and services for veteran students, visit or call Christian Rauschenbach, program manager for ASU Veterans Services, at 480-965-3115.