Military Times names Texas State top 'Veteran-friendly school' for 2018

Military Times Best Colleges 2018

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
December 4, 2017

Military Times has named Texas State University to its annual Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets.

Texas State was No. 35 among four-year colleges and universities ranked for the services they provide to veteran students and families.

The rankings were developed from surveys of 150 questions submitted to more than 600 schools across the country. The rankings are based on 12 categories that encompass university culture, academic quality, student support, academic policies and financial aid.

"Of the hundreds of schools that applied, fewer than half received the Military Times Best: Colleges designation this year," said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings. "For the past eight years, we've seen colleges and universities consistently increasing their resources, revising their policies and improving their academic outcomes for military and veteran students. The Military Times Best: Colleges rankings showcase the very best of these efforts."

Among its efforts, Texas State offers its student veterans a variety of services including financial aid advising, personal counseling and job placement as well as efforts to bring awareness to students, faculty and staff about the presence of armed services veterans on campus as well as others.

To view the complete list of military friendly campuses as selected by Military Times, go to

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 181,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.