Indiana University of Pennsylvania has been
selected by G.I.
Jobs Magazine for its 2015 list of “Military
This is the fourth year IUP
has been selected for the list, which honors institutions the magazine’s editors
describe as delivering “the best experience for military students.”
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.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a Military
Friendly School for the fourth straight year,” Cory Shay, director of IUP’s
Military Resource Center, said.
IUP opened the resource center in January to help
veterans and members of the military transition to college life. The university
also has a Veterans Affairs office, dedicated to serving student veterans and
dependents of veterans.
“To be designated a Military Friendly School proves
IUP’s commitment to providing the best support for our military-affiliated
students,” Shay said.
In 2012 and 2013, IUP was
selected by Military Times magazine as one of the nation’s “Best for Vets”
institutions. It was one of only 68 four-year colleges in the nation chosen for
IUP is also a participant
in the Yellow Ribbon program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational
Assistance Act of 2008 that allows U.S. colleges and universities to enter into
an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition expenses
that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.