“It is an honor, and I am very proud UW-Stout made this list. It is a testament to the quality of the veteran-connected students we have and the support they get from their families,” said retired Army Lt. Col. Brian Hackner, the university’s military education benefits coordinator who oversees Veteran Services.
Earlier this year, UW-Stout received a silver designation as a Military Friendly® school for 2023-24. In September, UW-Stout also was No. 29 among Midwest universities in the Best Colleges for Veterans ranking by U.S. News & World Report.
UW-Stout has 236 veterans and current military students. In the university’s new First Destination report, 100% of veterans who graduated in fall 2021 and spring 2022 were employed within six months.
Support for veterans
An initiative launched during 2022 is an online course, Military Benefits 101, for first-year and transfer students who are military-affiliated. The course provides an overview of military education benefits along with information about support and services available at UW-Stout.