Currently, 14% of UW Tacoma’s students are veterans, active-duty military or military spouses and dependents – that’s around 630 students. These men and women are often looking to pursue or advance their careers in the South Sound, forming a huge pool of talent seeking successful futures.
As service members return from overseas, the number of veterans in the area is only expected to increase. Around 9,000 service members will end their military careers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord this year, and almost 40% of them will stay in Washington. To serve this community, UW Tacoma has developed services, added programs and built relationships, the result of years of effort by many staff and faculty.
John Burkhardt, Media Relations, 253-692-4536, firstname.lastname@example.org