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Is University of Kansas a Good School for Veterans?

As someone with prior military experience, it's a good idea to check how well the school services veterans before signing those admission papers. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about University of Kansas veteran students. 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: University of Kansas G.I. Bill Information

Info in This Veterans Report on KU:

How Does KU Rank for Veterans?

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College Factual issues its Best Schools to Veterans ranking each year. This is a list of universities and colleges that do great work supporting veterans as they continue their studies.

University of Kansas was ranked #57 on the 2022 version of this list. This puts KU in the top 5% of the 2,459 schools on this list for providing vets with an excellent educational experience. The school also ranked #1 in our Best for Vets in Kansas ranking.

We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. Below you'll find how KU did in those rankings.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 59
Best Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 46
Best Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 49

You may be more interested to see how particular majors at KU ranked compared to those at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Pharmacology & Toxicology Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Architectural History & Criticism, General Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Hospital & Health Care Facilities Administration/Management Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Behavioral Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Applied Statistics, General Master’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Clinical Child Psychology Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Behavioral Science Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Veterans 1
Best Clinical, Hospital, and Managed Care Pharmacy Colleges for Veterans 1

How Many Veterans Go to KU?

Colleges with a large veteran population are better equipped to support and accommodate those who have had military experience.

According to the VA, there are 70 G.I. Bill® students at KU. Since the total enrollment at the school is 26,744, approximately 0.26% of the students at KU are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. Putting that into perspective, the Student Veterans of America estimates that about three-four percent of all college students in America are veterans.

Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). This does not include active-duty military personnel who are attending the college via Tuition Assistance. Therefore, the potential total military population could be larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at KU

University of Kansas 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.

University of Kansas does have a student veterans group.

Does KU Give Credit for Military Training?

Implied No Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
At this time, KU does not offer college credit for life experience.

KU may consider your military experience and give college credit. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

KU Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Yes Navy ROTC
KU does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Navy

Complaints to the VA About KU

There have been 1 complaints registered to the VA for KU.The reasons for these complaints are summarized in the table below.You should note that the numbers used to classify complaints may not sum up to the total number, since one complaint could be for more reasons than one.

Complaint Type Number of Complaints
Financial Issues 0
Quality of Education 0
Refund Issues 0
Recruiting/Marketing Practices 0
Acceditation 0
Change in Degree Requirements 0
Student Loans 0
Grade Policy 0
Credit Transfers 0
Post-Graduation Job Opportunities 0
Release of Transcripts 0
Other 1

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