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CBU Named to Military Friendly Schools List

MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University announced today that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data- driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data was independently tested by EY (Ernst & Young) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

At CBU, eligible veterans of the United States Armed Forces who qualify for educational benefits under the Yellow Ribbon Program may receive an education from CBU without paying tuition or mandatory fees. Veterans attending CBU have the option to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the undergraduate program or the Adult Professional Studies program. Those who have already completed a bachelor’s degree may choose to pursue a master’s degree at CBU.

“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”

Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals. Its data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur, and STEM Jobs media, and featured in national media.

For questions about veterans and military benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program at CBU, visit www.cbu.edu/veterans, call (901) 321-3291, or email vets@cbu.edu.

Posted by Cory Dugan at 8:30 AM