Midwest City, Okla. – Rose State College has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. 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 needed to pursue a civilian career.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were determined based on the institution’s survey score as well as the services provided to students to aid in Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, and Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer).
The administration has placed an emphasis on supporting military personnel, veterans, and their families by providing resources necessary to help them succeed,” said Lance Newbold, Director of Veteran Services and Academic Advisement. “We at Rose State are fortunate to have dedicated staff to assist these groups specifically.” The college has further made this group a priority by building a Veteran’s Lounge which is a space where veterans and military can gather, network, and grab of cup of coffee before and after class.
According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “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 Rose State College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, Visit the Veteran Student Services page at rose.edu.
Rose State 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.
Photo cutline: A Rose State student takes a break in the VA Lounge.