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 Service members 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:

  • DeVry University, Glendale Center, Glendale, AZ
  • DeVry University, Mesa Center, Glendale, Mesa, AZ
  • DeVry University, Phoenix Campus, Phoenix, AZ
  • DeVry University, Colton Center, Colton, CA
  • DeVry University, Folsom Campus, Folsom, CA
  • DeVry University, Freemont Campus, Freemont, CA
  • DeVry University, Fresno Campus, Fresno, CA
  • DeVry University, Long Beach Campus, Long Beach, CA
  • DeVry University, Pomona Campus, Pomona, CA
  • DeVry University, San Diego Campus, San Diego, CA
  • DeVry University, San Jose, Campus, San Jose, CA
  • DeVry University, Sherman Oaks Campus, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • DeVry University, Alpharetta Center, Alpharetta, CA
  • DeVry University, Atlanta Cobb-Galleria Center, Atlanta, CA
  • DeVry University, Decatur Campus, Decatur, CA
  • DeVry University, Duluth Center, Duluth, CA
  • DeVry University, Stockbridge Center, Stockbridge, CA
  • DeVry University, Westminster (Denver) Campus, CO
  • University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • DeVry University, Jacksonville Center, Jacksonville, FL
  • DeVry University, Miramar (South Florida) Campus, Miramar, FL
  • DeVry University, Orlando Campus, Orlando, FL
  • DeVry University, Addison Campus, Addison, IL
  • DeVry University, Chicago Campus, Chicago, IL
  • DeVry University, Chicago Loop Campus, Chicago, IL
  • DeVry University, Chicago O'Hare Center, Chicago, IL
  • DeVry University, Downers Grove Center, Grove, IL
  • DeVry University, Elgin Center, Elgin, IL
  • DeVry University, Gurnee Center, Gurnee, IL
  • DeVry University, Naperville Center, Naperville, IL
  • DeVry University, Tinley Park Campus, Tinley Park, IL
  • DeVry University, Merrillville Center, Merrillville, IN
  • DeVry University, Charlotte Campus, Charlotte, NC
  • DeVry University, Morrisville (Raleigh Durham) Campus, Morrisville, NC
  • Central Community College, Columbus, NE
  • Central Community College, Grand Island, NE
  • Central Community College, Hastings, NE
  • Central Community College, Holdrege, NE
  • Central Community College, Kearney, NE
  • Central Community College, Lexington, NE
  • DeVry University, Henderson Campus, Henderson, NV
  • DeVry University, Midtown Manhattan Campus, New York, NY
  • DeVry University, Rego Park (Queens) Center, Rego Park, NY
  • DeVry University, Nashville Campus, Nashville, TN
  • DeVry University, Austin Center, Austin, TX
  • DeVry University, Irving Campus, Irving, TX
  • DeVry University, Mesquite Center, Mesquite, TX
  • DeVry University, San Antonio Campus, San Antonio, TX
  • DeVry University, Chesapeake (Norfolk) Center, Chesapeake, VA
  • DeVry University, Arlington (Crystal City/DC) Campus, Arlington, VA
  • Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI