DBU Recognized as 2023-2024 “Gold” Award Status

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Photo Courtesy DBU Military Appreciation Night at the Ballpark

Out of the over 1,800 schools that participated in the Military Friendly School Awards, DBU is one of only 250 to receive “Gold” Award Status. Through the examination of methodology, criteria, and weighting determined by Viqtory in tandem with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council, DBU received outstanding recognition for the 2023-2024 year. “This award speaks volumes to the commitment of DBU leadership, faculty, and staff in providing a supportive culture and Christ-centered education to those who defend our great nation,” says Sam Jones. Jones serves as DBU’s VA Certifying Official in our Military and Veteran Services department. Final ratings for Military Friendly institutions are determined by combining survey responses and government/ agency public data sources within a logic-based assessment, taking into account retention, graduation, job placement, repayment, persistence, and loan default for all students, with an emphasis placed on student Veterans.

DBU is no stranger to receiving awards for our commitment to educating active Military and Veterans. Our university is recognized as a leader among military-friendly institutions, with recent designations including:

• 2023-24 Military Friendly School GOLD Award

• 2022-23 Military Friendly School GOLD Award

• 2020-21 College of Distinction for Military Support

• 2020-21 Designated Military Friendly School® (Victory Media)

• 2019-20 Designated Military Friendly School® (Victory Media)

• Top Schools for Veterans (Military Advanced Education, 2018)

“Recognizing the selfless service and sacrifices, the Military and Veteran Services department strives to uphold the vision of DBU to ensure servicemembers, Veterans, and their families are provided with a transformative experience on University Hill,” shares Jones. “It is a great honor for DBU to be recognized as a Military Friendly school and achieving the “Gold” Award.”

Learn more about DBU’s Veteran and Military Student Services

About Dallas Baptist University

Dallas Baptist University is a comprehensive Christ-centered university dedicated to producing servant leaders through the integration of faith and learning. With an enrollment of over 4,200 students, DBU's main campus is located in the foothills of southwest Dallas. DBU offers 77 undergraduate programs and 39 graduate degree programs in various fields, online college degree programs, and two doctoral programs. Get more information about Dallas Baptist University (www.dbu.edu) by browsing our website, emailing news@dbu.edu, or by calling (214) 333-5172.

Written by University Communications