Victory Media has named Northeast State to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“It is an honor to be included in this select group of colleges and universities for the 4th consecutive year,” said Pat Chandler, coordinator of Veterans Affairs at the College. “Northeast State strives to offer the best possible services to those who have already given so much. We want these students to be successful.”
The College served more than 250 students who received veterans benefits during the 2011 fall term. Northeast State also administers the new federal Veterans Retraining Assistance Program which offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed veterans age 35 and over.
The Military Friendly Schools web site features the complete list with interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Northeast State’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media.
Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology and criteria developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.