MARQUETTE, Mich.— Victory Media has once again named Northern Michigan University to its list of Military-Friendly Schools released by G.I. Jobs. The 2013 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. This marks Northern’s fourth straight appearance on the annual list.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military-Friendly Schools shows Northern Michigan University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media. NMU showed that commitment last May when it announced its new Veterans Scholarship guaranteeing in-state tuition for all eligible U.S. military veterans pursuing a college degree.
NMU Interim President David Haynes, who served as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1965-69, said, “We want to make it easier for veterans to get a college education, regardless of their home state.”
The 2013 list of Military-Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a date-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide, according to a press release from the publication. 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.
Prepared by Brandon Frisk.