Students who walk through the door of the Veterans Resource Center at Auburn University find staff members ready to help with a range of issues from benefit questions to class schedules.
This is why AU has been awarded the designation of a top school in the 2015 Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges and Universities.
"Auburn University is doing all those things that are right, proper and necessary that veterans students have every opportunity to be successful on this campus and those efforts are on par with other national leaders," explains Director of the Veterans Resource Center Dr. Johnny Green.
The center started in 2010 and has grown from 500 to 850 veteran students in the past four years.
The Military Advanced Education Guide provides students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to men and women in uniform.
"Anything and everything we can do to make the transition process as painless and seamless as possible," Green said.
As cutbacks in the military overseas continue, Green expects there to be an influx of new veterans to college. He also says Auburn is on the top of their list.
"Every state in the union, we get calls from active-duty personnel who want their sons and daughters to attend Auburn University and it's great," Green said.
Green says the veteran's center at AU is a resource that puts them one step ahead of other universities offering vet students an up and personal approach.
"At the end of the day our job is to recruit them, retain them, persist them and push them through , graduate them and get them jobs and then they become good alums," Green said.