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IUP Selected For “Military Friendly Schools” Listing

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is part of the 15 percent of colleges and universities in the nation selected by G.I. Jobs magazine for its 2010 list of Military Friendly Schools.

The list honors institutions that the editors described as “doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students,” with a “priority of recruiting students with military experience.”

The list was compiled through research, including polling more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations.

IUP offers a Veterans Affairs Office dedicated to serving student veterans and dependents of veterans.

G.I. Jobs is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business in Pittsburgh. 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.

2010 Military-Friendly School List 

In May, IUP was notified of its inclusion in the national Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.

The program is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. It allows United States colleges and universities to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.