McKendree University Named 'Military Friendly' by Victory Media for 2017

Military Friendly School 2017 Badge(LEBANON, Ill., November 18, 2016) — McKendree University has been designated a 2017 “Military Friendly® School” by Victory Media, which publishes G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse to connect the military and civilian worlds. Its Military Friendly Schools designation provides service members and their families with data driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The designation is awarded to the country’s top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and chief product officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”

McKendree’s Center at Scott Air Force Base offers degrees in business administration, accounting, management, marketing, human resource management, computer science, and computer information systems. Classes are taught in an accelerated format of four to six weeks, which is advantageous for students whose schedules may change frequently. The center also offers reduced tuition and a convenient one-stop location on base, where students can register for classes, apply for financial aid, buy books, pay tuition and get their parking sticker.

“Our staff sets an example that other off-campus schools strive for but seldom achieve. We do this by creating a student friendly environment, minimizing administrative tasks and stressing the importance of classroom education,” said Tia Crowder, associate dean at the center.

For more information about McKendree University’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit mckendree.edu/military.

McKendree University is a College of Distinction and listed among “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” Founded in 1828, the historic Lebanon, Ill., campus is 25 miles from downtown St. Louis. McKendree also has campuses in Radcliff, and Shepherdsville, Ky., and offers programs at Scott Air Force Base and other sites throughout Illinois and Kentucky.

About Military Friendly® Schools:

The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly ® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at https://militaryfriendly.com.  

 

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