IUP has been selected by G.I.
Jobs magazine for its 2014 list of “Military
Friendly Schools.” The list honors institutions
the magazine’s editors describe as delivering “the best experience for military
The list was compiled
through research that included polling more than 7,000 schools nationwide.
Criteria for the “Military Friendly Schools” list include efforts to recruit
and retain students who are veterans or in the military, success in recruiting those
students, and academic accreditations. Only 20 percent of colleges and
universities in the nation were selected for this recognition.
This is the third year IUP
has been selected for the list.
In 2012, IUP was selected
by Military Times magazine as one of the nation’s “Best for Vets” institutions—one
of only 68 four-year colleges in the nation chosen for the listing. IUP has
also been consistently recognized as a Yellow Ribbon university. The Yellow
Ribbon program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance
Act of 2008, 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
Office of Veterans Affairs