4th Annual Military Friendly Schools ® List Released

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The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list was released today by Victory Media and can be found at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. This year’s list honors the top 15 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.

G.I. Jobs 2013 Military Friendly Schools (R) List

2013 Military Friendly Schools (R) List

“A school’s inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and Director for G.I. Jobs.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list was released today by Victory Media and can be found at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. This year’s list honors the top 15 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.

This year’s Military Friendly Schools ® list criteria incorporate a survey of over 3,000 actual student veterans. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at particular institutions based on peer reviews from current students.

“As a student veteran at UNC - Greensboro, a 2013 Military Friendly School ®, I can personally attest to the value of having an established community of veterans on campus,” said Tavia Brightwell, Marine Corps veteran and active Reservist.

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. The survey results that comprise the 2013 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. 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 (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

“A school’s inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and Director for G.I. Jobs. “As interest in education grows, we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” Complete survey methodology is available at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/method.

The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 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.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. The Guide and associated media will also be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, between Ohio State and Marquette on the deck of the USS Yorktown. Both participating schools are on this year’s list of Military Friendly Schools ®.

ABOUT Victory Media
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory Media's lists can be accessed here: http://www.gijobs.com/2012Top100, http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com and http://www.militaryfranchising.com. A statement about our Military Friendly ® Lists can be found here: http://pitchengine.com/bpmediarelationsllc/military-friendly--lists. Victory Media’s lists are also published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV news.

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