Student Life

UWF named 2015 Best for Vets college by Military Times

The University of West Florida was recently ranked No. 35 out of the Top 100 Four-Year Colleges in the “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” list by Military Times.

The list is developed using a detailed questionnaire with more than 100 questions that analyze each school’s complete offerings for veterans. It serves as a tool for service men and women to determine the school and degree programs that will most effectively benefit them. The rankings factor in service member enrollment, percentage of tuition covered by the GI Bill® and availability of specific programs to help service members. Additionally, data compiled by the U.S. Education Department, including academic success measures, is considered.

The extensive evaluation process also factors in statistics commonly used to track student success and academic quality, including student loan default rates, retention rates, graduation rates and student-faculty ratio. To see the complete “Best for Vets: Colleges 2015” list, visit

“We are certainly excited to continue being recognized as an institution that is serious about serving our veteran students and treating them with the deserved respect they have earned – and we do so with incredible passion,” said Marc Churchwell, director of the UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center. “What is also important to note with this recognition is the larger perspective of the growing support for veteran students at campuses nationwide. Even though we are all rank ordered, it should not be viewed as a competition. We are doing the most we can with the resources available.”

The UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center assists military and veteran students as they transition from a military environment to campus life. The center offers academic advising, tutoring, counseling and assistance with GI Bill® education benefits and disability accommodations, in addition to other services.

For additional information about UWF’s support for military and veteran students, visit the MVRC website,