Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Butler Commuity College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Butler Community College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools,” said Sean.
Military and prior military students bring maturity and a worldly experience to a classroom. Military Friendly Schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.
Research findings are compiled and weighted according to the following categories to determine a final score:
30% Military Support on Campus
20% Academic Credibility
14% Percent of Military Students
10% Academic Credit for Military Service
10% Flexibility for Military Students
5% Veteran Graduation Rates
5% Government Approvals
5% Student Tuition Assistance
1% Student Survey and Employment Rates & Military Spouse Policies
The colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.
For a complete list of Military Friendly Schools and interactive tools and resources, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com