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UST Named to Military Times ‘Best for Vets: Colleges’ 2023 Rankings

Today, Military Times released its 2023 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings. Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges is the largest and most comprehensive annual ranking of schools for military service members and veterans. The University of St. Thomas-Houston ranks No. 254 out of 325 schools listed.  UST's Veteran Success Center is the only veteran's program to make this list of Best for Vets: Colleges rankings in Houston.

For 10 years, Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges has continued to serve and support the military community through its trusted ranking and reporting on the top schools for veterans.

“Our comprehensive survey and thoughtful methodology make our rankings best in class,” said Mike Gruss, editor-in-chief at Sightline Media Group, the parent company of Military Times.

The rankings have become a go-to resource for schools to spread the word about their veteran programs and help veterans make important decisions about their educational planning and how to use the education benefits they earned through military service.


Each year, the Military Times survey is sent to colleges and universities nationwide, asking about their programs for veterans. The survey results are then analyzed, along with public data about colleges and universities obtained from the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs and turned into an official ranking. Schools were asked to complete the survey earlier this year, and the responses were then analyzed by the Military Times data team, producing the highly anticipated, respected and unbiased annual ranking.

The 2023 rankings can be found on the new Best for Vets website: bestforvets.com

Learn more about UST’s Veteran Success Center.

UST is a military-friendly campus with a free-standing Veteran Success Center that offers a community space to study and connect with others. UST has nearly 140 military-connected students, including spouses and children of veterans.

Learn how UST makes college affordable for veterans. To help financially, UST accepts the major GI Bills to complete or start your undergraduate or graduate degree. UST participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program to cover other costs.

Veterans Dr. Trisha Ruiz and Jay Hernandez staff the Veteran Success Center.

“We assist veterans in clearing hurdles to their academic success,” Ruiz said. “We connect veterans to resources for financial backing and provide academic and personal counseling and support to empower veterans to accomplish their dreams. Veterans have a true friend in UST.”