N.C. A&T Named to 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List

The Military Friendly® Schools list was first published in 2009 and remains one of the most comprehensive and powerful resources for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to members of the armed services and their families, helping them to select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. 

N.C A&T’s Office of Veteran and Disability Support Services (OVDSS) is an integral unit of the university’s Division of Student Affairs. OVDSS provides excellent advice, counsel, programs, benefits and resources to students who are veterans, service members or veteran dependents. The office ensures military and veteran students are provided the assistance needed to make their university experience smooth and pleasant as well as offer opportunities for the university to show gratitude and appreciation for its valued veteran students. 

According to Daniel Nichols, Navy reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, the list provides veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for the nations student veterans. 

Institutions designated as Military Friendly® were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey, resulting in 1,160 being awarded the designation. Criteria and ratings were determined by the publisher 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 an institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence and loan default rates for all students, but particularly for veterans. 

N.C. A&T will be showcases along with other 2017 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.