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COLUMBUS, Miss. – The W was recognized as a 2016 Military Friendly® School.

The list was published by, which ranked colleges and universities based on a number of factors important to active duty service members, veterans, and military families.

The W was recognized in seven of the ten categories, including: participation in the Yellow Ribbon program; military tuition discounts; in-state tuition for spouses and dependents; credit awarded for CLEP; credit awarded for military experience; no penalties for deployed military students; and being recognized by the VA Principals of Excellence.

Currently, about two percent of The W’s students identify themselves as veterans or dependents.

In 2013, The W was named number 10 among southern regional universities in the Best College for Veterans List by U.S. News and World Report.

To find out more about services The W offers to veterans, visit

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