Norwich University among top military-friendly colleges

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NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

Nov. 14, 2016

For the sixth year, Norwich has been named one of the most military-friendly schools in the U.S.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.

“I can’t speak highly enough about my decision to attend Norwich University,” said Steve Gonzales, Norwich Class of 2016, Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis, and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Master Chief. “The interaction with staff during the application process set the tone for my wonderful experience. The academic advisors ensured that I was set up for success as I completed the degree requirements. A majority of the faculty are prior military and understand the demands that military life can place upon a student, especially in Special Operations as I pursued my dream of completing my college education.”

(Pictured above is Joel Jones ’15, Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis)

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final 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, forstudent veterans.

“Norwich is dedicated to not only educating the next generation of leaders in the military and in the private sector, but also enabling those who have served previously or are currently serving the military to be successful Norwich University students,” said Norwich University President Richard Schneider. “At Norwich we help prepare them for the next part of their lives, where they will become the leaders that America needs for tomorrow.”

Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military college, has a rich legacy of innovative education and developing military leaders. To assist veteran students in maximizing their education, Norwich offers numerous resources for undergraduate and graduate students, such as counseling services, ROTC programs, tuition assistance programs, career placement assistance, networking events, and dedicated faculty and staff that have military experience. Additionally, Norwich’s online bachelor’s degree completion programs enable military students to receive transfer credits for their military training and education, and a dedicated scholarship is available for active duty students in our online master’s programs.

According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”

Norwich University will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Schools in various Victory Media publications, including the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse magazines, and on MilitaryFriendly.com

About Military Friendly® Schools:

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations  were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at: https://militaryfriendly.com.

About Victory Media:

Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military

Spouse, Vetrepreneur®, STEM Jobs SM and Military Friendly® brands. Learn more about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
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