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SHSU Recognized As A Top Online College For Veterans

April 9, 2018
SHSU Media Contact: Hannah Haney


Sam Houston State University’s commitment to providing high-quality online education has received nationwide attention. recently ranked SHSU as No. 18 on the list of, “Best Online Colleges for Veterans and Their Families in 2018.”

The list ranked the 20 best universities in the nation that offer a quality online education as well as particular benefits for students who are or have been either directly or indirectly involved in the military.

This list was compiled using very specific metrics, such as the percentage of undergraduate students enrolled as veterans. Every school included on this list reported that they provide credit for military training, acts as a "Point of Contact" for Veteran Support Services and are a designated Service-members Opportunity College.

“The Veterans Resource Center is an extensive resource for students who are veterans or active military enrolled at SHSU. Even better, online students can just pick up the phone or send an e-mail to take advantage of many of the center's resources,” the study reported.  “Online programs at SHSU run the gamut from sociology to sustainable agriculture, with degree levels from bachelor's all the way up to doctoral. There's also the school's Collegiate Veterans Association, which strives to help veterans and military students transition to college life and to ensure that no warrior is left behind.”

Since its inception in 2009, The SHSU Veterans Resource Center has grown exponentially and has evolved into a one stop shop for veterans education benefits and services.

For more information visit the Veterans Resource Center online at or call 936-294-1046. 

A full methodology of the rankings can be found on

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