Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Saint Joseph’s College to the Military Friendly Schools list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Saint Joseph’s College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” Complete survey methodology is available at militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.
The Military Friendly Schools website (www.militaryfriendlyschools.com) features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.
On November 20, Saint Joseph’s College Online will participate in the Military Friendly Schools Virtual College Fair. “This fair provides an opportunity for service members, spouses and veterans to engage with the college during the school search process,” said Gwendolyn DeCicco, Saint Joseph’s military programs coordinator. “It is especially efficient for introducing service members deployed overseas or those still in uniform to our education programs.” Free registration is required for all attendees and is available at www.militaryfriendly.com/events.
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. Ernst & Young, LLP, based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media, independently tested the survey results. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings 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 http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.
A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual “Guide to Military Friendly Schools,” distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that has been serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven Military Friendly lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur media channels, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW and are frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.
September 16, 2013
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