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JSU designated 2017 Military Friendly School

unnamed-3Jackson State University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse.First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

“We are pleased that Victory Media has recognized our efforts and we are extremely honored to receive the 2017 Military Friendly designation. We take great pride in being recognized among colleges and universities, for our continued commitment to serving service men and women, as well as their families,” said Dr. LaToya Reed, director of the JSU Veterans and Military Center.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,700 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,273 were awarded the designation. Rating methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory 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.

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.”

The Veterans and Military Center is located on the 3rd Floor (Suite 302) of the Jacob L. Reddix Building. The staff provides assistance to student veterans, dependents and military service members. Please call 601-979-0889, 601-979-1365 or 601-979-1755 for assistance.

For more information about Jackson State University’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit http://www.jsums.edu/veteranscenter/