The University of Texas at Austin is the No. 1 school for veterans in Texas, according to U.S. News & World Report, and was recently honored with a gold medal designation from the Texas Veterans Commission.
Established by the State of Texas, the Veterans Education Excellence Recognition Gold Award recognizes universities that provide excellence in education and related services that significantly contribute to the academic success of student veterans and military-connected students.
The U.S. News veterans ranking is a subcategory of the publication’s overall national undergraduate rankings, which placed UT Austin at No. 10 among all U.S. public universities. In the veterans subcategory, UT Austin ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 16 among all U.S. universities.
The university is home to more than 475 military veterans, and nearly 1,300 students are spouses or children of current or former military members. The university supports these students through a variety of programs including veteran education benefits support, veteran-centered academic support, career services, health care resources, a dedicated veteran/military space on campus, and a full-time staff dedicated to our veteran and military-affiliated students.
The Institute for Military and Veteran Family Wellness collaborates with veteran and family service organizations, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to develop solutions to address military service-related trauma and the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life. It also provides service-learning opportunities to student veterans seeking careers in military medicine and military social work.