MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon Nazarene University has earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media. 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.
“We are honored to have earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation. We strive to serve all students with excellence at MVNU and it is our special privilege to serve the military men and women who have faithfully and selflessly served our nation. We thank all military men and women for their service and we welcome them into the MVNU family,” said Kevin Hughes, Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at MVNU.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,700 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,273 were awarded with the designation. 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.
“MVNU is thankful for the service of our veterans and those currently in one of the branches of the military. We are eager to help make college accessible and affordable for them, as another way to say thank you for their service. It is an honor for our efforts to be recognized and to be included on this list of schools,” said James Smith, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management at MVNU.