Methodist University senior Mathew Malone, a U.S. military veteran, studies for one of his Business Administration classes at Davis Memorial Library.

Methodist University is one of the best colleges for veterans in the nation, and it has the ranking to prove it. 

Methodist University is one of the best colleges for veterans in the nation, and it has the ranking to prove it.

Military Times, an independent news source for members of the U.S. military and their families, recently listed Methodist University on its 2022 “Best for Vets” colleges list — a frequent honor for MU.

“Being listed as one of the top school for veterans is an acknowledgement of our efforts to serve the community with programs, faculty, and facilities that best meet their needs,” said Randy Smith, director of Veteran Services at MU. “It is a privilege to serve those who have served.”

The ranking heavily relies on student-success metrics such as completion, retention, persistence, GPA followed by other factors such as the range of military-specific resources, the level of financial assistance offered, admissions and registration policies, and human resources.

Methodist University stands out with a caring Veterans Services staff that can help veterans, their spouses and children, and active-duty service members take advantage of the University’s affordable on-campus and online programs. MU also offers a variety of veteran services including, but not limited to:

  • An on-campus Student Veteran Center, a dedicated space for veterans and military-connected students
  • Career support atOne Stop
  • Free access to Google’s professional certificates
  • MU chapter for “Student Veteran of America”
  • Annual Veterans Day events and activities

MU senior Mathew Malone spent most of his time as a U.S. Marine infantryman, U.S. Navy corpsman, and U.S. Army pilot from 1995 to 2020. After retiring from the military in 2020,

Malone decided to turn his attention to academics, striving to earn a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. As a veteran, Malone said his experience at MU has been stellar.

“Methodist University is a very veteran-friendly school where many of the professors either served in the military or had some affiliation with the military. They help alleviate the challenges and trepidations many veterans have when entering higher education,” said Malone, who is expected to graduate in December of 2023. 

The University is also well regarded for its standing with active-duty service members. Back in March, MU also earned a “Gold-Level” ranking while being designated as a Military Friendly® University for the 2022-23 school year. 

To learn more about MU’s offerings for active-duty military, veterans, and their families, visit here.