Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College announced today that it has again earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM , 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.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 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.
“Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College is honored to once again be included in this prestigious list. Southern is proud to be recognized for the work we do to help veterans and active-military acquire a college education,” said Dr. Robert E. Gunter, president of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College.
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 Southern’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students,
visit Southern’s website at southernwv.edu.
Southern will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide
to Military Frien dly® Schools, special education issues of G .I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine,
and on militaryfriendly.com .