Local Colleges Named Military Friendly

Thirty-three state institutions of higher education have been named a “Military Friendly School”.   The Military Friendly Schools list honors the colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

Among those earning the recognition include the University of Mount Olive, NC State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, Campbell University, Barton College, Fayetteville Technical Community College, Nash Community College, Wayne Community College, and Cape Fear Community College.

Now in its 10th year, the list is intended to provide a comprehensive guide to help veterans, their spouses, and the military community select the best school for the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

More than 1,690 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey, with 625 schools earning the designation from every state in the country.

The full list can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com and will be published in the May issue of “G.I. Jobs” magazine.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school.

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.