MELBOURNE, FLA. —Florida Institute of Technology was named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs. Florida Tech is among the top 15 percent of colleges,
universities and trade schools that made the 2010 list in recognition of its efforts to recruit, support and retain American veterans and current active or
reserve service members as students. The list also includes schools that offer additional benefits to students who are service members and veterans. These
benefits include on-campus veterans programs, credit for service and military spouse programs, and discounts that allow active duty service members to
“We have long considered ourselves to be military-friendly, and began to establish extended studies sites near or at military bases beginning in 1972,”
said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese. “We are also proud to participate in the G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, which eases the costs for
veterans and dependents to enroll in universities.”
Extensive research began last May when G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools throughout the United States. An academic advisory committee, which
consisted of educators and administrators from several colleges, helped develop the methodology, criteria and weighting for the list.
“This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 G.I. Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to
school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools
list is that trusted friend.”
G.I. Jobs is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company also publishes The Guide to Military
Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly
Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.”
The 2010 Military Friendly School List can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfspr. The list features interactive tools and search functionality
to assist military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their educational needs.
To see Florida Tech news about its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, visit http://www.fit.edu/newsroom/releases.html#2703.