ULLIN, IL (March 8, 2023) – Shawnee Community College announced today that it has earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly ® School designation.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey, with 665 earning special awards for exceeding the standard.
The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. 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.
“Shawnee Community College is extremely proud to receive this distinction once again. It is an honor and a privilege to assist those who have served our country. We have several programs available for veterans, active military members, and their families,” said Dr. Tammy Capps, Financial Aid & Veteran Affairs Coordinator.
“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunities for the Military Community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, exceeding that standard.” said Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®.
For more information about Shawnee Community College’s student veteran programs, visit shawneecc.edu/financial-aid/veteran-resources or call (618) 634-3280.
About Military Friendly ® Schools: The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created yearly based on extensive research using public data sources from more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Viqtory: Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.