SAINT AUGUSTINE – Flagler College has earned the 2017-18 Military Friendly School designation. 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. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-2018 survey with 849 receiving 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.
Flagler College Director of Military Recruitment Selena A. Hernandez-Haines said she was delighted to learn of Flagler’s recent designation as a military friendly school.
“This is well-deserved recognition of the sustained campus-wide attention and support given to enhancing military, and veteran-friendly policies and procedures over the past year and a half,” she said. “Flagler College has so much to offer its students, including veterans. Achieving the Military Friendly designation will help get that word out to the field and the fleet.”
Chief Product Officer at Victory Media Daniel Nichols said, “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 veterans 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 Flagler College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit Flagler’s website at www.flagler.edu/militaryveterans.
Flagler College will be showcased along with other 2018 Military Friendly Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine, and on militaryfriendly.com.