Features — 12 September 2013
Murray State University again noted as a “Military Friendly School”

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has once again named Murray State University to the Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 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 and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Murray State University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.

The colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. 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.

A detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which will be distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.

Victory Media publishes this rankings list in G.I. Jobs magazine. It is republished in periodicals such as USA Today and Wall Street Journal, and is frequently cited on national television by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and CNBC.

For information on Murray State University’s programs for veterans, contact the veterans affairs office at 270.809.3754 or by e-mail at msu.va@murraystate.edu.

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