VIQTORY Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine, STEM Jobs magazine and Military Spouse magazine, has announced that Kutztown University has earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly School bronze designation. The list has been setting the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses for the past 10 years.
Kutztown University offers many services for Veterans and Service members including a Veterans Center. KU has a single point-of-contact who provides assistance and coordinates services. To make the pursuit of academic goals more manageable, KU offers military education benefits assistance, academic advising, career planning, counseling and Army ROTC. KU awards credit for military training, CLEP and DANTES. Veterans liaisons are available in key offices, and faculty and staff participate in sensitivity training for veterans.
KU’s advisory board meets regularly to implement veteran-friendly policy, and its Student Veteran Organization provides valuable services to students and the community through their programming and fundraisers.
This year’s institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. The annual survey is offered to more than 8,800 schools nationwide at no cost, with 766 institutions earning designations in this year’s survey.
The 2019-2020 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine.
Each year the list of Military Friendly Schools helps service members and their families select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training required to pursue a civilian career. This year’s bronze designation indicates that the university is within 30 percent of the 10th-ranked organization.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY Media with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
For more information about Kutztown University’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.kutztown.edu/veterans. The full list of designated institutions for the 2019-2020 year can be found at https://www.militaryfriendly.com/.