Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University Veteran Services & Resources

Is Georgia Southern University a Good School for Veterans?

Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. So we've gathered facts about Georgia Southern University veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Georgia Southern University G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on GaSou:

How Does GaSou Rank for Veterans?

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Each year, College Factual releases its Best Schools for Veterans ranking to highlight those colleges and universities that do a great job of supporting veterans while they continue their education.

The 2022 edition of this list ranked Georgia Southern University at #279. As such, GaSou is among the top 15% of all schools in the country when it comes to offering vets a great educational experience. The school also ranked #4 in our Best for Vets in Georgia ranking.

In addition to our overall rankings, we also calculate our Best for Vets by degree level rankings. Below you'll find how GaSou did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 130
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 262
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 246
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 211

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at GaSou ranked compared to those at other schools. Below, you'll find a list of majors which received the best rankings for vets. Find a full list of majors here. Once you select a major, you'll be able to see links to the rankings available for that major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Supply Chain Management Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Administration of Special Education Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Foreign Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Other Foreign Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Administration of Special Education Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Applied Engineering Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 2
Best Applied Engineering Colleges for Veterans 3
Best General Physical Sciences Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 3

How Many Veterans Go to GaSou?

An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.

The VA reports that there are 1,102 G.I. Bill® students at GaSou. There are 26,949 students enrolled at GaSou. This means that approximately 4.09% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.

Federal Veteran Programs at GaSou

Georgia Southern University participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.

Georgia Southern University does have a student veterans group.

Does GaSou Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
GaSou might offer college credit for knowledge you have gained from life experience. Get in touch with the school to find out more.

GaSou might grant college credit to those who have completed specialized military training. Talk with your admissions counselor to learn more.

GaSou Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are available at GaSou for the following armed services:

  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About GaSou

There have been no complaints registered to the VA for this college.

References

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