Office of Veteran Affairs

Fellow Veteran, I would like to thank you for your service to our Great Nation and allowing SEU to assist you on the next leg of your journey. As a 32 year Army Veteran, I understand your commitment to excellence and strong drive to succeed in all endeavors. We, the VA team at SEU, share this commitment and strive to provide the most professional and timely service we can to you and your family. I have an open door, phone, and email policy. Feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns. The VA team members are here to serve you!
Chris Garcia
Certifying Official
Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

#15 Best College in the West
U.S. News & World Report recognized St. Edward’s as one of “America’s Best Colleges” for the 11th year in a row. As one of the top universities in the 2014 U.S. News  rankings, St. Edward’s moved up from #17 to #15 among Best Regional Universities in the West, and is one of only four Texas universities ranked in the top 20 of western regional universities.

The criteria used by U.S. News to rank schools includes peer assessment, acceptance and graduation rates, average class size, percentage of full-time faculty, student-faculty ratio, SAT scores for incoming freshmen and percentage of freshmen in the top 25% of their high school class.

#3 Up-and-Coming University
In its 2013 survey, U.S News named St. Edward’s an Up-and-Coming school by peer universities based on innovative improvements in academics, faculty, student life, campus or facilities. St. Edward’s was one of only three universities named Up-and-Coming in the Western Region.

#2 Best College for Veterans
Among the top-ranked schools in its 2014 “Best of” list, U.S. News chose St. Edward’s as the #2 Best College for Veterans in the Western Region. St. Edward’s is recognized for its participation in federal initiatives that help veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.


New On-Line Program in Public Safety Management:

A 33% discount on published tuition for online courses in the Public Safety Management program is now available to all federal, state and municipal public safety employees who work in Travis, Hays or Williamson county as well as any active duty member of the military or reserve services.

The faculty and staff of St. Edward’s University are proud to support our local public safety employees. Through the Bachelor of Arts in Public Safety Management program, students study various public safety issues and topics, including:

  • Emergency Management
  • Community Relations
  • Budgeting
  • Terrorism
  • Team Building
  • Conflict Resolution

To find out more about this degree, contact the office of undergraduate admissions at 512-448-8500.  To learn about opportunities to earn credit for work experience through our portfolio program, visit our office of Admissions website.