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Idaho State University Named Military Friendly School

Posted September 19, 2012


For the fourth consecutive year Idaho State University has been named one of the country’s "Military Friendly Schools."  The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

According to Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, "inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows Idaho State University's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students."

University President Arthur C. Vailas noted,  "We know interest in pursuing higher education is increasing among our veterans.  ISU is thrilled to be able to provide our military personnel with a full range of educational services and support through the Veterans Sanctuary."

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP.   Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. 

NOTE:  A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.