The State of Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency has once again honored Detroit Mercy as a Gold-Level Veteran-Friendly School for 2019-20, based on the University’s efforts to help student veterans achieve success during their studies.
Detroit Mercy is one of several dozen Michigan institutions honored with the veteran-friendly status. The program awards bronze, silver or gold-level status to the participating educational institutions for their commitment to providing on-campus, veteran-centric services to student veterans and dependents utilizing a GI Bill and other educational benefits.
Criteria that schools must meet include having an active student-operated veterans club or association; veteran-specific career services or advising; an on-campus veteran’s coordinator and a system of awarding credit based on prior military training and experience.
The veteran-friendly designation is available to any institution of higher learning eligible to receive veteran education benefits, regardless of size, location or program delivery. Institutions apply annually for a designation, with an application and review process conducted every spring semester.
This past year, Detroit Mercy ranked No. 133 nationally for Best Colleges for Veterans in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Colleges Edition.” The University was also designated as a Military Friendly School for 2020-2021.