WT named as military-friendly school

West Texas A&M University has earned the distinction of being named a 2012 Military-Friendly School by G.I Jobs magazine.

This puts WT in the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the U.S. To embrace America's military service members and veterans as students.

G.I. Jobs is a military magazine for personnel transition into civilian life and named 1,518 schools to the list. The list was decided through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 American schools. Schools received this distinction by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans' clubs,military credit and other services.

"We're pleased to be recognized as one of the top destinations for veterans and their dependents," Dan Garcia, vice president for enrollment management, said. "This semester there are 442 military service members, veterans and their dependents enrolled at WTAMU-a 38 percent increase from last fall's figure of 320 and further evidence of growing interest in our University."

WT was also named a military-friendly university for the 2010-2011 school year by Military Advances Education magazine.

The University offers on-campus counseling services and a Veteran's Network. WT also says it offers a veteran's lounge.