Vision Statement

The University of the Incarnate Word aspires to be the premier provider of educational opportunities to active duty military members, veterans and their families. UIW will be considered by students, military and veteran education counselors, and the wider military affiliated community to be the first choice for student success.


Strategic Goals

  • Reduce barriers to success for our military affiliated students.
  • Develop partnerships with community organizations that embrace the needs of military affiliated students.
  • Develop a culture and environment that embraces the interests and needs of military affiliated students.
  • Increase and sustain enrollment of military affiliated students (Active, Reserve, Guard, Veterans, family members, and ROTC.)

News and Advancements

Dede Rios, PhD, director of Optometric and Clinical Library Services

UIW Libraries Adds More Programs for Veterans Thanks to New Grant

Dede Rios, PhD, director of Optometric and Clinical Library Services for the Rosenberg School of Optometry, received a $3,000 subaward from Texas A&M University’s Libraries and Veterans National Forum.

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UIW Ranked Among the Best in Major Publication

The annual “Best Of” list from U.S. News & World Report ranked UIW in multiple categories, including No. 51 on the list of Best Online Bachelor’s for Veterans.

Veterans parade

UIW Honors Military for Veterans Day

UIW celebrated Veterans Day with several events throughout the week, including the Military Appreciation Football Game, the annual Veterans Day Ceremony and a special Veterans Day Parade.

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UIW Receives National Recognition for Work with Veterans

The national website Military Times has ranked the University of the Incarnate Word among the tops in the nation in its service to the military.

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UIW Among Tops In Service to Military

UIW has been named one of the top schools in the nation in the category of Best Military Friendly Colleges of 2021 by the national website