Alfred State College announced today that it has earned the 2018-2019 Military Friendly® School designation.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,400 schools participated in the 2018-2019 survey with 941 earning the designation.
The 2018-2019 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
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, for student veterans.
Alfred State Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator Nikkie Herman, who serves as the co-chair of the college’s Veterans Advisory Committee, said, “Alfred State provides so many opportunities for military veterans to get a valuable education that allows them to use the skills they acquired while serving our country, in the classroom. We are proud that we continue to be ranked as a Military Friendly® School, and we value the experience, knowledge, and perspectives that these students offer our campus.”
Victory Media’s Chief Product Officer Daniel Nichols stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for veterans.”