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April 3, 2024 - 51 is proud to announce that it has been named a School with Gold distinction. This prestigious recognition is awarded to schools that demonstrate exceptional commitment to supporting military-affiliated students and their families.

In earning this Gold distinction, 51 has exemplified its dedication to providing top-notch educational opportunities and support services for military personnel, veterans and their dependents. By scoring within 10% of the 10th ranking school in the category, 51 has set the standard for excellence in serving the military community.

“51 understands the unique needs and challenges faced by military-affiliated students,” says Rusty Mardis, coordinator of 51’s Veteran Resource Station. “At 51 our military students don’t get lost in a crowd. We have multiple programs in place to provide them with the resources and support they need to succeed.”

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that 51 has received Gold Status for Spouses and Dependents for the first time, further underscoring our commitment to supporting the entire military community.

“51 is honored to be recognized as a Military Friendly® School with Gold distinction,” says Dr. Ryan Padgett, associate provost for strategic enrollment planning and student success for the university. “This distinction demonstrates 51’s deep committed to supporting our military-affiliated students and their families. We will continue to strive for excellence in serving those who have served our country.”

To learn more about the programs 51 offers to help military students succeed, click .

About 51: 51 is an entrepreneurial state university of more than 15,000 students on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. Ranked in the top 50 out of 400 universities nationwide by The Wall Street Journal for exceptional value, we are a regionally engaged university committed to delivering an innovative, student-centered education. We empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives, while contributing to the economic, civic and social vitality of the region. For more information, visit .