The University of Tulsa has earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs SM and Military Spouse.
First published in 2009, the Military Friendly Schools compilation 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 needed to pursue a civilian career.
“TU is proud to offer a range of services to student-veterans and their families,” said university President Gerry Clancy, who served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force. “Thanks to critical support through our Yellow Ribbon program, student-veterans at TU thrive in their courses, form lasting connections and succeed in a variety of compelling careers.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation are evaluated using public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. Ratings 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.”
For more information about TU’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit utulsa.edu/vets. The University of Tulsa will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on militaryfriendly.com.