UT Knoxville among most military-friendly schools in the nation

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The University of Tennessee-Knoxville has landed near the top of a national list for the most military-friendly schools.

Military Friendly, a nonprofit which rates organizations by their commitment and effort towards creating benefit for the military, named UT-Knoxville a 2021-2022 Gold School, their highest designation. UT is one of 162 schools out of 1,200 evaluated to receive the Gold School designation.

Schools were measured by their ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence and loan default rates for all students and specifically for student veterans. Gold award recipients scored within 10% of the 10th-ranked school in their category for leading practices, outcomes and effective programs.

“It is an honor for the Veterans Success Center at UT Knoxville to be awarded Gold status as a military-friendly school,” said Jayetta Rogers, director of the center. “The practice of offering our military service members a supportive and positive experience during their time on campus creates an outcome that leads to success well beyond graduation.”

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