Indiana University East was named as a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media Inc., the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The list provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
The 2015 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. This is the sixth year Victory Media has released its list of Military Friendly® Schools. The list is available at militaryfriendlyschools.com.
“IU East has been named a Military Friendly® School for three years in a row. We are honored to be recognized as among the nation’s top universities, colleges and trade schools serving our military students,” Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe said. “We are committed to providing the support and services needed for our active and veteran military students to succeed.”
IU East has an estimated 190 veteran military students, of which 72 have applied to receive VA benefits.
Executive Vice Chancellor Larry Richards said, “As a military veteran myself, I am particularly proud to be able officially to call IU East a Military Friendly® School. With almost 200 veteran and military students and growing, this sector has become an increasingly significant portion of our student population.”
IU East provides bachelor’s and master’s degrees for military servicemembers and their adult dependent family members. As a military friendly institution, IU East’s flexible policies allow mobile servicemembers and their families to complete degrees rather than just accumulate course credit. Additionally, IU East helps its veteran students through the Student Veteran’s Organization which assists student service members in all areas of potential difficulty, particularly those related to academic success, the transition into civilian life and continuing military obligations.
The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past six years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country. The survey captures over 50 leading practices in supporting military students and is available free of charge to the more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. As in past years, the 2015 Military Friendly® Schools results were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology developed by Victory Media with input by its independent Academic Advisory Board.
About Military Friendly® Schools
The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country, and are independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website, militaryfriendly.com, and a complete list of schools can be found through our Schools Matchmaker tool on gijobs.com.
About Victory Media
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Victory Media’s data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.