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Cameron University earns ranking in Best for Vets: Colleges designation

According to the 2023 Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges” rankings, Cameron University is among the top-ranked schools in the Southwest region of the country, landing in fifth place. In addition to that ranking, CU places 111th among four-year schools and 128th in the nation overall. For more than a decade, veterans have relied on the Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges” as a top resource when making education decisions.

Cameron’s ranking in “Best for Vets: Colleges” aligns with the many services and opportunities offered to veterans, service members and their families. One of the most important benefits is CU certification as a Yellow Ribbon school by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for waiving the remaining tuition not covered by the Post-9/11 GI bill for eligible students. Academic support is provided in the form of tutoring, academic and career advising, counseling, and assistance in applying for financial aid and veterans benefits.

CU offers numerous other military-friendly opportunities. These include a VA work-study program, focus groups to assist in improving VA educational benefit offerings, free admission for active duty members and their families and $1 admission for veterans to all sporting events, an active Student Veterans of America chapter, military-related service projects, social events and university-provided veterans cords for commencement.

Additional services include Veteran/Military Resource Fairs that bring a variety of veterans-related resources and organizations to campus, scholarship opportunities, career support and hosting DoD/VA processors to assist with claims processing.

The Cameron University Office of Veterans Affairs is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and is located on the CU campus in Room 332 of the North Shepler Tower. For more information, call 580-581-2301.

Methodology for Best for Vets: Colleges includes student success metrics (completion, retention, persistence, GPA, graduation), the range of military-specific resources and the level of financial assistance offered. Admissions and registration policies, human resources and assorted miscellaneous considerations also factor into the scoring rubric.



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