Student Veterans Center

Why attend Xavier as a Veteran or military affiliated student

Student Veterans and military affiliated students at Xavier have access to modern facilities and infrastructure, dedicated advising and career counseling services, and a mentorship program that enhances their experience at Xavier and facilitates success within the values of the Jesuit tradition.

  • The Student Veterans Center is nationally ranked
  • Xavier University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Xavier University accepts military training for credit
  • The Student Veterans Center has a staff of 5 Veterans

Xavier offers many programs, including over 90 undergraduate majors/concentrations and 60 minors as well as graduate programs offered in 30 areas.

If you are interested in learning more about Xavier University, VA Education benefits, the application process, degree programs, transfer credits, or the Student Veterans Center, please schedule an appointment with Nathan Ray. He is glad to help you by phone, email or in-person.

Learn more about why Xavier is a great school for Veterans and military-connected students

We Are Ranked

Xavier University and the Student Veterans Center are regularly recognized nationally for for their programs and support for Veterans and military affiliated students. These rankings take many aspects of the University and the SVC into account, which means that being recognized is another way we can validate that we live our mission: to provide world-class personalized service to our Student Veterans and military affiliated students.


Military Friendly Gold Top Ten Award Recipient


Military Friendly Spouse Friendly Award Recipient



#2 in Best Colleges for Veterans in the Midwest

We Are Accredited

Xavier University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Ohio Department of Higher Education has authorized Xavier to offer undergraduate and graduate level certificates, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

We Accept Your Transfer Credit

Xavier awards credit for military training, academic courses from regionally accredited institutions, earned CLEP credit, and other training programs, as recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). For a list of transferable credits from other institutions, please consult our Transfer Equivalency System (TES). Upon admission, your adviser can walk you through the transfer credit evaluation process to help you get the most out of the credit you've received.

Military training credit is evaluated by the American Council on Education and is reflected in the service member or Veteran's Joint Service Transcript or Community College of the Air Force transcript.

Our Staff

The staff that serve the Student Veterans and military affiliated students of Xavier consists of 5 team members, all Veterans themselves, that are ready and able to provide assistance to students from the moment they express interest in applying to the University until they walk across the stage at graduation and beyond as they become members of Xavier's Alumni Network. With a staff to student ratio of 1:68 we are able to provide world-class support to each student we serve. Each team member is focused on a functional area such as admissions or career coaching to provide specialized service to Student Veterans and military affiliated students.

Paul Fellinger


Army Veteran

Jason Nahrgang

Veteran Career Coach

Air Force Veteran

Nathan Ray

Veteran Admissions

Marine Corps Veteran

Glenn Welling

Senior Advisor

Navy Veteran