8 Keys to Veterans' Success Sites

8 Keys to Veterans' Success Sites

The "8 Keys to Veterans' Success" are steps that postsecondary institutions can take to assist Veterans and Servicemembers in transitioning to higher education, completing their college programs, and obtaining career-ready skills.

Postsecondary institutions listed on this site have voluntarily affirmed their support for the 8 Keys. However, a listing here is not a representation or assurance by the U.S. Department of Education that an institution has implemented the 8 Keys or how well it has implemented them, and it does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of these institutions or their policies or programs.

To help you determine whether a school meets your needs or interests, we recommend that you seek out additional information from the school or schools you are considering. You may also wish to seek additional information from current or former students, and other sources.

About the 8 Keys

  • A voluntary initiative through the Departments of Education, Veterans Affairs, and Defense.
  • Highlights specific ways that colleges and universities can support veterans.

Commit to the 8 Keys


The 8 Keys

  1. Create a culture of trust and connectedness across the campus community to promote well-being and success for veterans.
  2. Ensure consistent and sustained support from campus leadership.
  3. Implement an early alert system to ensure all veterans receive academic, career, and financial advice before challenges become overwhelming.
  4. Coordinate and centralize campus efforts for all veterans, together with the creation of a designated space for them (even if limited in size).
  5. Collaborate with local communities and organizations, including government agencies, to align and coordinate various services for veterans.
  6. Utilize a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans, including demographics, retention, and degree completion.
  7. Provide comprehensive professional development for faculty and staff on issues and challenges unique to veterans.
  8. Develop systems that ensure sustainability of effective practices for veterans.

Recent additions:

  • Argosy University System of Schools
    • Argosy University, Atlanta, GA
    • Argosy University, Chicago, IL
    • Argosy University, Dallas, TX
    • Argosy University, Denver, CO
    • Argosy University, Hawaii, HI
    • Argosy University, Inland Empire, CA
    • Argosy University, Los Angeles, CA
    • Argosy University, Nashville, TN
    • Argosy University, Orange County, CA
    • Argosy University, Phoenix, AZ
    • Argosy University, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Argosy University, San Diego, CA
    • Argosy University, San Francisco, CA
    • Argosy University, Sarasota, CA
    • Argosy University, Schaumburg, IL
    • Argosy University, Seattle, WA
    • Argosy University, Tampa, FL
    • Argosy University, Twin Cities, Eagan, MI
    • Argosy University, Washington D.C.
    • Western State College of Law at Argosy University, Fullerton, CA
  • Art Institutes System of Schools
    • The Art Institute of Atlanta, GA
    • The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur Campus, GA
    • The Art Institute of Austin, TX
    • The Art Institute of California—Hollywood Campus
    • The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire
    • The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles Campus
    • The Art Institute of California—Orange County Campus
    • The Art Institute of California—Sacramento Campus
    • The Art Institute of California—San Diego Campus
    • The Art Institute of California —San Francisco Campus
    • The Art Institute of California—Sunnyvale Campus
    • The Art Institute of Charleston, SC
    • The Art Institute of Charlotte, NC
    • The Art Institute of Colorado
    • The Art Institute of Dallas, TX
    • The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
    • The Art Institute of Fort Worth, TX
    • The Art Institute of Houston,TX
    • The Art Institute of Houston—North Campus, TX
    • The Art Institute of Indianapolis, IN
    • The Art Institute of Jacksonville, FL
    • The Art Institute of Las Vegas, NV
    • The Art Institute of Michigan, MI
    • The Art Institute of Michigan—Troy Campus, MI
    • The Art Institute of New York City, NY
    • The Art Institute of Ohio—Cincinnati Campus, OH
    • The Art Institute of Philadelphia, PA
    • The Art Institute of Phoenix, AZ
    • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA
    • The Art Institute of Portland, OR
    • The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, NC
    • The Art Institute of Salt Lake City, UT
    • The Art Institute of San Antonio, TX
    • The Art Institute of Seattle, WA
    • The Art Institute of St. Louis. MO
    • The Art Institute of Tampa, FL
    • The Art Institute of Tennessee
    • The Art Institute of Tucson, AZ
    • The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, VA
    • The Art Institute of Washington, VA
    • The Art Institute of Washington, Dulles Branch, VA
    • The Art Institute of Wisconsin
    • The Art Institute of York, PA
    • The Art Institutes International—Kansas City, KS
    • The Art Institutes of International Minnesota
    • The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, IL
    • The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg, IL
    • The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park, IL
    • Miami International University of Art and Design, FL
    • The New England Institute of Art, Brookline, MA
  • Brown Mackie Colleges System of Schools
    • Brown Mackie College, Akron, OH
    • Brown Mackie College, Albuquerque, NM
    • Brown Mackie College, Atlanta, GA
    • Brown Mackie College, Birmingham, AL
    • Brown Mackie College, Boise, ID
    • Brown Mackie College, Cincinnati, OH
    • Brown Mackie College, Dallas, TX
    • Brown Mackie College, Findlay, OH
    • Brown Mackie College, Fort Wayne, IN
    • Brown Mackie College, Greenville, SC
    • Brown Mackie College, Hopkinsville, KY
    • Brown Mackie College, Indianapolis, IN
    • Brown Mackie College, Kansas City, KS
    • Brown Mackie College, Louisville, KY
    • Brown Mackie College, Merrillville, IN
    • Brown Mackie College, Miami, FL
    • Brown Mackie College, North Canton, OH
    • Brown Mackie College, Northern Kentucky, KY
    • Brown Mackie College, Oklahoma City, OK
    • Brown Mackie College, Phoenix, AZ
    • Brown Mackie College, Quad Cities, IA
    • Brown Mackie College, Salina, KS
    • Brown Mackie College, San Antonio, TX
    • Brown Mackie College, South Bend, IN
    • Brown Mackie College, St. Louis, MO
    • Brown Mackie College, Tucson, AZ
    • Brown Mackie College, Tulsa, OK
  • Central State University Wilberforce, OH
  • Fortis College-Cutler Bay, Cutler Bay, FL
  • South University System of Schools
    • South University, Austin TX
    • South University, Cleveland, OH
    • South University, Columbia, SC
    • South University, High Point, NC
    • South University, Montgomery, AL
    • South University, Novi, MI
    • South University, Richmond, VA
    • South University, Savannah, GA
    • South University, Tampa, FL
    • South University, Virginia Beach, VA
    • South University, West Palm Beach, FL