April 19, 2018 / Vincennes University earns Top Military Friendly school designation

VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University has earned the designation as a 2018-19 Top 10 Military Friendly School.

A survey by the Military Friendly Company identifies organizations whose commitment to serving the military and veteran community is comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact. More than 1,400 schools participated in the 2018-19 survey with 941 earning the designation.

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.

“Vincennes University is proud to be recognized for our long history of serving those who serve our country. This ranking reflects VU’s commitment to delivering quality education experiences for active duty and veterans of our armed forces in ways that maximize the accessibility and flexibility that are so important to military students.” stated President Chuck Johnson

The 2018-19 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine which can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

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.

Daniel Nichols, Victory Media’s chief product officer, 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 Vincennes University student veteran programs, visit https://www.vinu.edu.

About Military Friendly Schools

The Military Friendly Schools list is created annually based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

About Vincennes University

Vincennes University is a premier learning institution, widely recognized for leadership in innovation and delivery of successful educational experiences. A breadth of program offerings and a commitment to quality service ensure the University's role as an important link in Indiana's economic and cultural vitality. VU is a diverse community whose members all share responsibility for supporting the University mission. Vincennes University, Indiana's first college, is a premier transfer institution and leader in innovative career programming. The VU community ensures educational access, delivers proven associate and baccalaureate programs, and offers cultural opportunities and community services in a diverse, student-centered, collegiate environment.

Since 1986 the Vincennes University Military Education Program has provided learning opportunities to over 1000,000 active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, veterans, and military dependents. VU offers programming as well as advising services at 11 military site locations and 21 military/public service support sites across the country. VU offers CLEP/DANTES testing in California, Washington, Oregon, and Nevada. VU also provides instructor-led coursework on deployed US Coast Guard Cutters and is an active participant with the US Navy's NCPACE program.

About Victory Media:

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service disabled, veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs and Military Friendly brands. Victory Media and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept. of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.

CONTACTS

Vincennes University Military Education Program
Jodi M. Barnett, jbarnett@vinu.edu, 559-707-8542

Victory Media
Brian O’Malley, bomalley@gcjpr.com, 480-703-8338

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Vickie Puffer

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