Penn State Schuylkill Awarded 2015 Military Friendly Schools ® Designation
September 23, 2014
Penn State Schuylkill announced today that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School for the third consecutive year by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.
Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation and list by Victory Media is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success. Military Friendly® provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past six years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.
"Our goal is to provide military service members and veterans with a seamless transition from life in the armed forces to life in the classroom. Our campus utilizes a team approach to veteran services, which aims to provide them with a one-stop shop to meet their needs. We are honored to have been designated once again as a Military Friendly School, and are committed to providing higher education opportunities to the defenders of our freedoms," Dr. Kelly M. Austin, chancellor, Penn State Schuylkill.
For more information about Penn State Schuylkill's commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit our Veteran Services website at http://www.sl.psu.edu/Admissions/FinancialAid/vetsfa.htm.
As a campus of Penn State University, Penn State Schuylkill shares in the University's three-fold mission of teaching, research, and service. Penn State Schuylkill provides extensive academic opportunities as part of a major university with an international reputation in a setting as intimate and comfortable as that of a small college. Penn State has been recognized as 37th in the latest U.S. News & World Report National University rankings and was named as No. 1 among corporate recruiters by The Wall Street Journal.
The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website, http://www.militaryfriendly.com, and a complete list of schools can be found through our Schools Matchmaker tool on http://www.gijobs.com.
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.