G.I. Jobs, a magazine for U.S. military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Albion College 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.
In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs incorporated a survey of student veterans, and the feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students. According to Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student Veterans of America, “The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience. Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.”
The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria, and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.
Albion College has a wide range of information available to military veterans on its Admission Web site. For more on the G.I. Jobs list, see www.militaryfriendlyschools.com—in addition to the list of schools, prospective student veterans will find interactive tools and search functionality that assists them with their school decisions.