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September 17, 2012

SUNY Empire State College Named a “Military Friendly School” for Fourth Consecutive Year

(SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Sept. 17, 2012) SUNY Empire State College has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine to the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® for the fourth consecutive year. Recently, the college won a grant to fund the implementation of Credit Where Credit is Due: Veteran and Service Member Pathway to the MBA and another to help support women veterans.

“It is a privilege to support our student veterans and service members during the pursuit of their educational goals,” said Linda Frank, director of the college’s Office of Veteran and Military Education. “We are pleased that G.I. Jobs is recognizing the role we play as we work with students to address their individual needs throughout their college experience.”

According to Vantage Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

G.I. Jobs focuses on military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ®, now in its fourth year, was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country. 

The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website, at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.  The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. 

The complete survey methodology is available online.

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Media contact: David Henahan, director of communications

SUNY Empire State College

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

518-587-2100, ext. 2918

David.Henahan@esc.edu

@SUNYEmpireState