St. Ambrose continues to be recognized nationally for its support of veteran students.
The university was selected as a Top School in the 2017 Military Advanced Education & Training Guide to Colleges & Universities, a comprehensive research tool for service members, education services officers and military transition officers. According to MAE&T, schools are evaluated for inclusion on the list by their achievement in military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support services, on-campus support, and online support services.
Also this fall, SAU was recognized once again as a Military Friendly School by veteran-owned publication, GI Jobs. The magazine's "Military Friendly" designation is given to schools that meet their criteria for delivering "the best experience for military students," and includes only the top 20 percent of surveyed schools, nationwide.
2017 is the eighth consecutive year SAU has been recognized as "Military Friendly" by the publication.
These accolades are in addition to St. Ambrose's third-year designation by U.S. News and World Report as a top-tier Best Regional University - Midwest in its annual listing of Best Colleges for Veterans. The university was ranked 22nd out of the 44 universities that made the list. These select universities are recognized for offering the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon program to veterans, for being well-situated to support enrolled service members and veterans. New this year, only those schools earning a spot in the top-half of their category in the 2017 Best Colleges overall rankings are considered.
"Once again this recognition highlights the success we are having as we acclimate our veterans into school and continue to support them while they're here," said Natalie Woodhurst, Coordinator of Veterans Recruitment and Services. "We continue to experience a solid number of military and veteran students. It's a positive trend for us, and we're proud to support these men and women in their education."