ABOVE PHOTO: UW-Stout’s programs and services for military-affiliated students include a resource center in Bowman Hall.
For veterans and active military members, University of Wisconsin-Stout is a great place to get an education, according to a national organization.
The university has been named a Military Friendly® school for 2022-2023, moving up two levels to a silver designation in this year’s ranking, which was announced recently.
A total of 665 four- and two-year U.S. universities and colleges, about one-third of close to 1,800 that were surveyed, received gold, silver or bronze recognition. Previously UW-Stout received the designation but not at one of the top three levels. Ranking criteria include retention, graduation, employment and loan default rates among students, especially veterans.
The list of Military Friendly® schools, developed by the veteran-owned business VIQTORY, can be found online and will be published in the May and October issues of G.I. Jobs magazine.
UW-Stout has approximately 450 military-affiliated students, who include veterans, current members of the U.S. military (active and reserve) and eligible family members.
“We are excited about the continued advancement of our tailored support and services for military-affiliated students,” said Chris Engen, a 30-year Army veteran who is the university’s military education benefits coordinator and oversees Veteran Services.