STATESBORO — Georgia Southern University recently was named a military-friendly school for 2013 by G.I. Jobs magazine.
The list, which is at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students.
This year’s military-friendly schools list criteria incorporate a survey of more than 3,000 actual student veterans. According to the publication, the feedback they gather provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at particular institutions based on peer reviews from current students.
“We are honored to once again be recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine as one of the most military friendly universities in the country,” Georgia Southern President Dr. Brooks Keel said. “The ranking is the result of a University-wide commitment to provide military personnel with the service and assistance they need and deserve.”
Now in its fourth year, the list was compiled through research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide.
The university is within driving distance of the U.S. Army’s Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. Additionally, Fort Gordon and Robins Air Force Base are within two hours.
“A school’s inclusion on the 2013 list of military friendly schools shows commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and director for G.I. Jobs. “As interest in education grows, we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”