February 18, 2021

mfs21_gold_300x300.pngThe Catholic University of America has been awarded gold-level for being a military friendly school. Military Friendly® conducts an annual survey that is a comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military and veteran students. More than 1,200 schools participated in the survey with 747 earning the military friendly designation, but CatholicU is one of only 52 ranked “Gold.” 

Stephan Murphy, who is the new director of Military and Veteran Student Services said, "This designation is a testament to the excellent work of faculty and staff at all levels here at the Catholic University of America. We are continually striving to ensure that we are a premier destination for veterans and military affiliated students within higher education.”

Murphy serves as the main staff liaison for CatholicU’s three ROTC detachments, as well as the main student services point of contact for veterans, active duty and reserve military students, military spouses and children. Additionally, Murphy serves as the admission liaison for military-affiliated undergraduate and graduate students.

“At Catholic, we feel that is our duty to ensure these students are placed in the best position possible to excel for the rest of their lives," said Murphy. 

The Catholic University of America has been listed as a military friendly school for numerous years. U.S. News and World Report ranked The Catholic University of America as #100 in Best Colleges for Veterans in 2021. That listing was a result of the University’s strong participation in the Yellow Ribbon program and the policies the University has in place to serve veterans and active-duty service members. 

For more information on veterans’ education benefits at Catholic University, visit the University’s admission website or contact Murphy at murphysk@cua.edu.