Fresno State receives Military Friendly designation

The university ranks highly among its peers for assisting student veterans.

Fresno State has been recognized as a Military Friendly School for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

That comes after the university received a silver rank in the category for large public institutions in May. 


The big picture: Fresno State currently has 775 veterans enrolled as students on campus, all of which are eligible to use the Veterans Resource Center. 

  • The Veterans Resource Center assists veterans and active duty members and their dependents through advising services, assistance in applying for VA benefits, priority course registration and other services. 
  • Military Friendly rates universities by evaluating public data and survey responses to assess how student veterans are served. Military Friendly looks at student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, degree advancement and other metrics. 
  • Fresno State’s silver rank means it scored within the 28th to 40th percentile from Military Friendly. 

What they’re saying: “As a campus, we are committed to supporting our student veterans and continuing to assess and evaluate our programs and services to seek improvement,” said Dr. Kent Willis, vice president for the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Fresno State. “Our campus president, Dr. Saul Jimenez-Sandoval, has a vision to expand access and affordability as part of our value proposition.”

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