In a statement released today (September 23rd), 14 institutions of higher learning from around Texas were honored with the first ever Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award by the Texas Veterans Commission’s Veterans Education Program and Angelo State University is among a select few that took the 2021 Gold Award, which is the highest level.

This new award established by the State of Texas recognizes universities and colleges that provide excellence in education and related services which significantly contribute to the academic success of student veterans and military connected students.

TVC provides three levels of recognition intended to highlight the depth and breadth of services provided to veteran students and their families. The three award levels are gold, silver and bronze. The universities and colleges below were awarded.

Angelo State UniversityGoldUniversity of Texas ArlingtonGoldUniversity of Texas DallasGoldTexas A&M – College StationGoldSan Antonio CollegeGoldPalo Alto CollegeGoldUniversity of Texas at AustinGoldCollin CollegeGoldTexas State UniversityGold


Northeast Lakeview CollegeSilverTexas A&M – San AntonioSilverTexas Tech UniversitySilver


St. Phillip’s CollegeBronzeSouth Texas CollegeBronze

Texas Veterans Commission evaluated applicants on a variety of criteria that highlight the various education and ancillary services offered by an institution, and which contribute greatly to the overall success of veteran students and their families.

The award was authorized by the Texas Legislature to promote best practices and recognize institutions of higher education for excellence in providing education and related services to student veterans and military-connected students. TVC launched the Veteran Education Excellence Recognition Award during fiscal year 2021.

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