Angelo State University continues to be recognized annually at the state and national levels for excellence in education and related services that significantly contribute to the academic success of military and veteran students and their families.
For the ninth consecutive year, ASU has been named a national “Best for Vets College” by the Military Times organization. ASU also ranked No. 7 among the 311 U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools that made the 2022 rankings list.
For the second straight year, ASU has been named one of the nation’s “Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools” by U.S. Veterans Magazine. ASU is also one of only 10 Texas public universities among the 248 U.S. colleges and universities that made the 2022 rankings list.
For the second year in a row, ASU has been named one of the nation’s “Veteran Friendly Colleges” by the Veterans.com independent online information guide for military and veteran benefits. ASU is also one of only six Texas public universities among the 364 U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools to make the 2022 rankings list.
For the second straight year, ASU has earned a Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award from the Texas Veteran’s Commission Veterans Education Program, also receiving the highest-level Gold Award for the second time. All public institutions of higher education in Texas are annually invited to submit application packages for the award.
“During my time in the Marine Corps, I was taught that there are two objectives in leadership: mission accomplishment and troop welfare,” said Phillip Nichelson, director of affiliated military and veteran services. “At ASU, our mission is to provide highly competitive graduates to the global marketplace by delivering quality programs in a values-focused and student-centered teaching and learning environment. Our troops are our students, their families, and our faculty and staff. We endeavor to educate and develop all of our stakeholders, and to improve the probability of positive outcomes.”
These are also just latest accolades ASU has earned this year for providing outstanding education and related services to military and veteran students and their families. Other 2022 honors include:
- “Military Friendly School – Gold Award” designation by G.I. Jobs magazine
- “Military Spouse Friendly School” designation by Military Spouse magazine
- “Military Support College of Distinction” designation by Colleges of Distinction
ASU’s Veterans Educational and Transitional Services (VETS) Center provides enrollment and academic support for military and veteran students, as well as special programs, networking opportunities, social and study areas, and a dedicated computer lab. The Office of Affiliated Military and Veteran Services coordinates the efforts of the VETS Center and other faculty and staff who deal directly with ASU military and veteran students and their families.