Sep 13, 2013
 

USD receives Military Friendly School rank for third consecutive year

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for the third consecutive year. Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, awarded USD to the coveted 2014 Military Friendly School list, a recognition honoring the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.
 

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows the University of South Dakota’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” stated Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s Military Friendly School list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. USD makes the list by providing veteran students with assistance through the USD Veterans Club, the Fides Grant for staff and faculty development, in-state tuition waivers, special policies for deployment, streamlined registration, the Student Veterans Resource Center, and a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and South Dakota Veterans Affairs grant.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide. Methodology and criteria for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country. A detailed list of Military Friendly Schools is highlighted in the annual “Guide to Military Friendly Schools” and on a poster, both of which are distributed to active and former military personnel. The complete list is available online at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

About Victory Media


Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that has been serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven Military Friendly lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur media channels, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW and are frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.

 
About The University of South Dakota
 
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. It has an enrollment of more than 10,200 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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