Elmira College Named to National 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List

November 11 2015
Category: Twain


Elmira College announced today that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine.  This marks the fourth year that Elmira College has been designated a Military Friendly® School. 

“Elmira College has a long tradition of  Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) for both the Army and the Air Force,” said Mike Rogers, Vice President of External Relations at Elmira College.  “In addition, we are proud to participate in several programs, such as the Yellow Ribbon Program, designed to assist our nation’s veterans with their educational goals.”

For the past seven years, the Military Friendly® Schools designation has been 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.  The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has played a significant role over in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

Institutions receiving the Military Friendly® School designation completed a survey of over 100 questions covering ten 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.  In addition, data was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals. 

“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran.  “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”

Elmira College will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com. 

About Military Friendly® Schools

The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a datadriven survey of thousands of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board comprised of educators and HR, diversity and recruitment professionals from schools across the country.