TN Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Campuses

Passed into law in 2014, the Tennessee Veterans Education Transition Support (VETS) Act establishes a program of recognition for higher education institutions which allocate resources for veterans’ successful transition from military service to college enrollment.

An institution receiving VETS Campus certification not only prioritizes outreach to veterans, but successfully delivers the services necessary to create a supportive environment where student veterans can prosper while pursuing their education.

To qualify for the VETS Campus designation, institutions must:

  1. Conduct an annual campus survey of students who are veterans to identify the views, needs, issues and suggestions of veterans;
  2. Provide information to faculty and staff about military and veterans’ culture, including combat-related mental or physical disabilities or other challenges;
  3. Administer orientation programs for students who are veterans;
  4. Facilitate mentoring and support programs for students who are veterans;
  5. Develop outreach and communication strategies for military bases located near the campus, for the purpose of assessing veterans’ educational goals and meeting their identified needs;
  6. Create and maintain a process for the assessment of prior learning that grants academic credit to veterans for transferable training and experience attaining through military service; and
  7. Provide, on the campus website, information on the availability of prior learning assessments and potential program credit for skills, training or education obtained during military service.

Eligible institutions may apply for designation as a VETS Campus by submitting a written request to Emily House, Executive Director, outlining all outreach services offered to veterans.

After attaining the VETS campus designation, institutions must annually report the following information, on or before July 31 of each year:

  1. The number of veterans enrolled at its campus;
  2. The programs of study in which veterans are enrolled;
  3. The completion of degrees or other credentials by veterans; and
  4. A current list of course equivalencies for military education, training and experience.

THEC will provide VETS campus institutions with a template for submitting the required data.

Austin Peay

Austin Peay State University

601 College St.
Clarksville, TN 37044 

Bryan College

Bryan College

140 Landes Way
Dayton, TN 37321

Chattanooga State

Chattanooga State Community College

4501 Amnicola Hwy.
Chattanooga, TN 37406

Cleveland State

Cleveland State Community College

3535 Adkisson Dr.
Cleveland, TN 37312


Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN 38104

Columbia State

Columbia State Community College

1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401


Dyersburg State Community College

1510 Lake Road
Dyersburg, TN 38024

East Tennessee State

East Tennessee State University

1276 Gilbreath Drive
Johnson City, TN 37614

50 Jackson State

Jackson State Community College

2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301

Lane College Logo

Lane College
545 Lane Avenue
Jackson, TN  38301

Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University

One University Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Maryville College

Maryville College

502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Maryville, TN 37804

Middle Tennessee University

Middle Tennessee State University

1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


Nashville State Community College

Student Services Building, S-207H
in the Records Office
120 White Bridge Pike
Nashville, TN 37209

Northeast State

Northeast State Community College

2425 Tennessee 75
Blountville, TN 37617

Pellisippi College

Pellissippi State Community College

10915 Hardin Valley Road
Knoxville, TN 37933


Southwest Tennessee Community College
5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134

Walters State

Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Dickson

Clarksville Campus

135 International Blvd
Clarksville, TN 37040

Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University

3500 John A Merritt Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37209

  • Dr. Evelyn Nettles, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Phone: (615) 963-7001
  • Number of Veterans Enrolled: 380
Tennessee Tech University

Tennessee Technological University

1 William L Jones Dr.
Cookeville, TN 38505

Tennessee Tech University

Trevecca Nazarene University

333 Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37210

University of Memphis

University of Memphis
243 University Center
Memphis, TN 38152

University of Tennessee Chattanooga

University of Tennessee - Chattanooga

Dept 1565
Veteran Student Services
615 McCallie Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37403

University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

920 Court Ave. 
Memphis, TN 38163


The University of Tennessee Knoxville

209 Student Services
Knoxville, TN 37996

University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee Martin

554 University Street
Martin, TN 38238

Volunteer State

Volunteer State Community College
1480 Nashville Pike
Gallatin, TN 37066

Walters State

Walters State Community College

500 South Davy Crockett Parkway
Morristown, TN 37813

Gregg Crawford
Director of Veterans Transition and Outreach Program
Ph: (615) 741-4358