MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology was once again named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs. Florida Tech is among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that made the 2012 list in recognition of its efforts to recruit, support and retain American veterans and current active or reserve service members as students.
The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.
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 minimize expenses.
“We have long considered ourselves to be military-friendly and this very important recognition is a testament to our commitment to supporting our servicemen and women,” said Florida Tech President Anthony J. Catanese. “We are proud to have an award-winning Army R.O.T.C. program on campus and to participate in the G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, which eases the costs for veterans and dependents to enroll in universities.”
“The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience,” says Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student Veterans of America. “Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.”
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 2012 Military Friendly School List became available on Sept. 12 at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. The list also features interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans in choosing schools that best meet their educational needs.