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Morris Named a 2013 Military Friendly School

Posted by Miles Taylor '13, Wood Lake on Thursday, Sep. 20, 2012

For the second consecutive year, G.I. Jobs, a magazine for military personnel transitioning to civilian life, awarded the University of Minnesota, Morris the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that support American military service members and veterans as students.

Morris was selected for this year’s Military Friendly Schools list based on several criteria, namely, that it considers eligible military and veteran students for scholarships and in-state tuition without residency. In addition, the University does not penalize military students who are called to active service, and it regularly hosts networking events for veterans. It also employs a staff advisor to assist veterans with career placement after graduation.

The University of Minnesota, Morris has been approved by the Veterans Administration. It offers a Veterans Resource Office and accepts American Council on Education and Military Evaluations Program credits for military experience.

The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria, and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an academic advisory board consisting of educators from schools across the country.

More information about the Military Friendly Schools list can be found online.