Madison, Wis. (November 11, 2016) – Edgewood College is pleased to announce it 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, 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 honored to be recognized for the work we do for our students who have served, or who are currently in service to our country,” Matthew Schroeder ’07, Director of Military and Veterans Services said. “These men and women make a valuable contribution to our campus community every day. We’re grateful to be recognized for our service to all of our students.”
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.
About Victory Media
Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, and educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through multiple channels. Learn more about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.