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PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For continuing to fulfill its promise of superior higher education for traditional and nontraditional students alike, Rhode Island College has been ranked a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media.
“Rhode Island College is once again proud to receive the designation as a Military Friendly School,” said Scott Kane, RIC interim vice president for student affairs. “Faculty and staff across our campus contribute to a comprehensive effort to support our military and veteran students, and this recognition is a tribute to their efforts.”
As an online resource, each year the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training they need to pursue a civilian career.
The list is created based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly Schools survey from participating institutions. More than 1,700 schools participated in the 2017 survey, and 1,273 were awarded with the designation.
Final ratings are 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. RIC exceeded the benchmark standards in all six categories.
Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and chief product officer at Victory Media, noted, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”
For more information about Rhode Island College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit RIC’s website at http://www.ric.edu/studentveterans/.
Rhode Island College will be showcased 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.
Established in 1854, Rhode Island College serves approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Social Work, the School of Management and the School of Nursing. For more information, visit www.ric.edu.
Victory Media, founded in 2001, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur, STEM Jobs and Military Friendly brands. Learn more about Victory Media at http://www.victorymedia.com.
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