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KU Named Military Friendly School

Military Friendly school - 18-19, students raise flag at Schaeffer Auditorium

June 6, 2018

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse, has announced that Kutztown University has earned the 2018 Military Friendly School designation. Now in its 17th year, the list has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. 

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,400 schools participated in the 2018-2019 survey with 941 earning the designation. 

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 education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. Kutztown has been named to the list every year since 2012.

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 and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

Victory Media's Chief Product Officer Daniel Nichols stated, "Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for veterans."

For more information about Kutztown University's commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.kutztown.edu/veterans. KU was showcased along with other 2018 Military Friendly Schools in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at www.militaryfriendly.com