Ohio Dominican University is proud to serve the men and women of the United States military by providing flexible, affordable and in-demand degree options and campus services.
ODU has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for eight consecutive years. In 2017, it named Ohio Dominican a Top 10 Gold school, ranking ODU fifth in the U.S. and the best in Ohio among private colleges and universities with fewer than 10,000 students. The 2017 Military Friendly Schools list recognizes colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s
military members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus.
Ohio Dominican offers many forms financial aid to veterans and ROTC students. ODU’s Salute to Service Scholarship benefits active military service members, veterans and military education benefits-eligible dependents in that ODU will cover up to $3,000 in tuition per semester that is not already covered by military education benefits or other state and federal grants and scholarships.
ODU first launched the PATRIOTS Program more than 20 years ago to meet the educational needs of returning Vietnam veterans. Through PATRIOTS, veterans can achieve their academic goals by pursuing
either an associate, bachelor's or master's degree. The University reintroduced the PATRIOTS Program in response to the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill. ODU is an active participant in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon program.
Ohio Dominican’s student veteran association, Sua Sponte, helps student veterans bridge the gap from combat to classroom. Its purpose is to aid veterans separating from the military have a smooth transfer into civilian and student life. Sua Sponte’s mission is to create a thriving environment for veterans while helping to bridge the gap between students, faculty and staff in support of transitioning veterans.