Texas Tech Praised for Military Friendly Ratings

LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) – Texas Tech University has always been recognized for its service to military and veterans. Most recently, Texas Tech ranked on Military Times‘ “Best for Vets: Employers” list and among the “Top 10 Schools” in Viqtory’s Military Friendly® Schools Awards designation.

Texas Tech is one of three universities listed on the “Best for Vets: Employers” list and the only higher education institution in Texas to be ranked. Other employers on the list include Bank of America, Hilton and Southwest Airlines. The university was rated on its military-related job offers, inclusive hiring practices, military caregiver programs, job retention, and other factors.

“Texas Tech is honored to be named a recognized employer on the Military Times ‘Best for Vets’ list,” said LaDonna Johnson, associate general manager of human resources at Texas Tech. “We are incredibly proud to provide support to our military employees.”

Texas Tech employs 228 active and veteran military personnel. Throughout the year, employees find support and service through Texas Tech’s Military and Veteran Programs (MVPs). The unit exists to help veterans and their families succeed academically, personally and professionally. But the support doesn’t stop with employees.

Texas Tech also has approximately 3,600 military-affiliated students enrolled, and their positive experiences are one of the many reasons Texas Tech was named a “Top 10 School” in the Military Friendly® Schools Awards designation by Viqtory, a company that creates resources for veterans. This award is determined by evaluating public data sources and proprietary survey responses.

More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey and Texas Tech ranked #9.

This rating considers many factors such as academic policies and compliance, admissions and orientation, culture and engagement, financial aid and assistance, graduation and careers, as well as as the support and retention of military students.

“Over the past year, MVP staff have worked tirelessly to improve processes and strengthen our relationships with students, other departments and the community, said Sierra Mello Miles, Director of MVP at Texas Tech. “It has allowed us to strengthen the support network of our army-affiliated population on campus. Our slogan is “#1Family1Mission” and we mean it. It is in our hearts to do good through service members and their families for what they have sacrificed. I am so proud of our team and grateful to our supporters on campus and in the community.

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