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Marymount Named a "Best Colleges for Veterans" by US News

Monday, December 02, 2013
Marymount University Named to U.S. News & World Report’s Inaugural List of Best Colleges for Veterans

U.S. News and World Report recently released its inaugural Best Colleges for Veterans  rankings, and Marymount University was ranked 8th among regional universities in the south.  

The ranked colleges and universities were chosen based on their participation in federal initiatives that help veterans and active service members begin or return to college to earn their degree. To qualify for the designation, colleges had to be certified GI Bill institutions, Yellow Ribbon Program participants, and members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium.

Joe Blount, coordinator of Marymount’s Military and Veteran Student Services, said,"It’s an honor to be named to the Best Colleges for Veterans list. The university proactively recruits service members and is dedicated to helping them achieve their educational goals.” He pointed out, “Our Yellow Ribbon program is so popular, that we now have to maintain a waiting list for the 75 grants ($2,000, matched by the VA for a total of $4,000) we offer each year. The university is constantly seeking ways to improve our service to military students and their families."

Blount added, “With their experience and broadened world perspective, our military students definitely enhance our learning community.”

Marymount currently enrolls approximately 200 military service members, veterans, and their dependents. The university provides a variety of programs and services to meet the unique needs of these students, and works closely with the Student Veterans of America chapter on campus.