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AUM earns Top 10 recognition as ‘Military Friendly’ campus

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Auburn University at Montgomery earned Top 10 national recognition as a 2022-2023 “Military Friendly School,” according to a survey released Monday by Viqtory Media.

AUM earned a No. 7 ranking in the “Small Public Schools” category and “Gold” status overall. It marked the fifth consecutive year that AUM has earned recognition in the longest-running and most comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military veteran and military-affiliated students.

Viqtory Media surveys more than 1,600 schools nationally, evaluating such components as affordability, institutional commitment to the “8 Keys to Veterans’ Success,” flexibility of course delivery, and support services available to military-affiliated students.

AUM serves more than 800 military-affiliated students, including spouses and dependents.

“We are grateful to Viqtory Media for recognizing the dedication of Auburn University at Montgomery staff and faculty in supporting the educational journeys of active duty military, veterans and their family members,” AUM Chancellor Carl A. Stockton said. “They represent a special student population with unique experiences and needs. We have been very diligent in our efforts to ensure that we effectively serve those who have – and are serving – the United States so well.”

Resources for Student Veterans

Army ROTC students get in some early morning training on the AUM campus.

AUM offers the Military and Family Scholarship for current military personnel and their dependents. Scholarship recipients save 15 percent on undergraduate tuition and 35 percent on graduate school tuition. The university also offers two-, three- and four-year Army ROTC Campus-Based Scholarships, the Guaranteed Reserve Forces (GRFD) Scholarship and the Green to Gold Scholarship.

In 2021, AUM earned “Silver Status” in the Military Friendly Schools survey, the highest level among Alabama’s small universities.

Perhaps the most important resource AUM offers student veterans and their family members is the Veteran & Military Resource Center. Located at the heart of the AUM campus in the Taylor Center, the office offers study space and dedicated staff who can help military-affiliated students navigate unique needs pertaining to benefits and support services available to them.

AUM also features a Student Veterans of America chapter, which has won the Chancellor’s Cup competition during Homecoming week for the last two years.

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