Military Times has named Clarion University one of the top five, four-year universities in Pennsylvania for military students, and Victory Media has named Clarion a Military Friendly university for the ninth consecutive year.
The "Military Times Best: Colleges 2018" list includes 218 colleges that submitted an exhaustive, 150-question survey to be considered for the annual rankings.
The rankings were more competitive than ever this year, according to militarytimes.com. A record number of schools participated in the annual survey, and less than half made the cut. Colleges were evaluated in five categories – university culture; academic quality and outcomes; policies; student support; and cost and financial aid – based on their survey responses and data from the federal Education, Defense and Veterans Affairs departments.
Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, provides, through the Military Friendly® Schools designation, service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering 10 categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success.
The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.
For information about how Clarion assists veterans, visit clarion.edu/admissions/veterans-and-military.