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UT Tyler Earns 2023-24 Silver Military Friendly® School Designation 

TYLER (March 7, 2023) – The University of Texas at Tyler has earned the 2023-24 Silver  Military Friendly® School designation. A Silver designation means that UT Tyler is within the top  20% of participating schools in the Tier 2 Research Institutions Category. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized in this way for our support of student veterans, active, reserve and  National Guard personnel and their families,” said Coby Dillard, UT Tyler director of military and  veterans affairs. “Our designation is a great testament to all the tireless, student-led efforts to make  UT Tyler a truly military-inclusive institution.” 

A celebration ceremony hosted by the UT Tyler Military and Veterans Success Center will be 10 a.m.  Thursday, March 9, at the UT Tyler Alumni House, located on the UT Tyler campus.  

The 2023-24 Military Friendly® Schools list can be found at and will be  published in G.I. Jobs Magazine. 

Supporting about 650 military-affiliated students, the UT Tyler Military and Veterans Success Center provides a full spectrum of individualized, relationship-centered support and advocacy for its  student population. For more information, contact Dillard at or visit

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public  data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans and responses  to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. 

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler  recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT  Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and  UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education,  cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research  institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in  Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 

1 Comment

  1. YVONNE MUNN on March 11, 2023 at 6:52 am

    That distinguishes your College and shows the excellent military population willing to come and learn. Congratulations, well deserved.

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