G.I. Jobs magazine has named Miami University a Military Friendly School for 2011. The magazine compiled research, survey results, including polling more than 7,000 schools nationwide, and other data in making the ranking.
Schools on this list are within the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide, according to the magazine. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.
“This list is especially important now because the Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified. Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend.”
“The Military Friendly Schools list is the gold standard in letting veterans know which schools will offer them the greatest opportunity, flexibility and overall experience. It’s especially important now with so many schools competing for military students,” said Derek Blumke, president of Student Veterans of America and a member of the list’s Academic Advisory Board.
Schools on the Military Friendly Schools list also offer additional benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more.
Miami will be listed in the 2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, to be published in September. More information can be found at www.MilitaryFriendlySchools.com.