Military Times Applauds UConn’s Commitment to Veterans

The UConn School of Business. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The UConn School of Business. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

This week, the Military Times named the University of Connecticut to its “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014” list, in recognition of its commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans.

It is the latest acknowledgement of the strength of services for veterans offered through UConn’s School of Business, which has a record of success engaging those who have served in the armed forces.

“If you are looking for a great MBA program, and a place with great veteran support, UConn should be on your list,” said George Plesko, associate dean of the School of Business.

The school’s status at 42 among 140 Master of Business Administration programs surveyed by the Military Times placed it within the top third of the nation’s schools in this area. Overall, schools were evaluated in five categories: university culture, student support, academic outcomes and quality, academic policies, and cost and financial aid.

“This places UConn at the top for our service members who are actively searching for a college or university to pursue their degree,” said Kristopher Perry, director of the Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs. “UConn is leading the pack and becoming a destination of choice for veterans across the country.”

Within the last year, UConn launched the Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs, agreed to waive all application fees for veterans, and expanded fall and spring tuition waiver for veterans to include courses during the summer and winter intersessions. The publication, Military Advanced Education, recently designated UConn a top 2014 Military Friendly University.