G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for
military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Hamline
University the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20
percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to
embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.
Schools are selected for this designation based on
their financial and non-financial efforts to recruit and retain military
and veteran students, their results or success in recruiting military and
veteran students, and their academic prowess. The
colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military
experience. These schools are making
the grade by offering some or all of the following: scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs,
full-time staff dedicated to veterans services, and military credit.
Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student
Veterans of America said, “The Military Friendly Schools list is the
go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that
provide the right overall experience.”
effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs also
incorporated a survey of student veterans. This feedback provides
prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience
at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students. View the student veteran survey feedback.
The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was
compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 6,000
schools nationwide. A
full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted
in the annual Guide to Military Friendly
Schools distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military
personnel in early October. The newly redesigned website
features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to assist military
veterans with their academic decisions.