State Names Kettering as a Veteran-Friendly School

Kettering University Campus Center on a sunny, summer day.

For the fifth time, Kettering University has been recognized as a top military- and veteran-friendly school by a Michigan state agency working to support and break down barriers for those who served our country.

The University was one of only 23 schools in the state to earn a silver-status designation in the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) Veteran-Friendly Schools (VFS) program, which “recognizes post-secondary institutions committed to supporting the needs of military-connected students.” 

Kettering met the following criteria to receive its designation:

  • Established process for identifying student veterans
  • On-campus veteran’s coordinator and/or designated staff point of contact
  • System to evaluate and award credit based on military training and experience 
  • Monitoring and evaluation system for student veteran academic retention, transfer and graduation rates

The VFS program was created in 2015. To see the full list, go to michiganvets.force.com/veteranfriendlyschools/s/dashboard

The MVAA isn’t the only organization to recognize Kettering as a veteran-friendly university. Recently, the U.S. News and World Report ranked the University as the No. 19 Best College for Veterans.

About Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA)

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is the central coordinating agency, providing support, care, advocacy, and service to veterans and their families. MVAA was created by Executive Order 2013-2 and began operations on March 20, 2013, the 10th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  MVAA is a state government agency and is housed within the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. The agency works to identify and break down barriers veterans face in employment, education, health care and quality of life, making Michigan a great place for veterans and their families to call home. Unlike the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, which provides health care, educational, compensation and pension benefits, and more, the MVAA assists veterans and their families by connecting them to their federal resources and benefits, as well as those state benefits they have earned. The agency does this by working with various state departments and agencies, as well as hundreds of community-based veteran programs to create a no-wrong-door access to benefits and services. For more information, go to michigan.gov/mvaa/.

Learn more about our Veteran Friendly admissions process at kettering.edu/veterans.