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Central Michigan University named to 2016 Victory Media Military Friendly Schools list


Contact: Heather Smith

​​​​​Central Michigan University has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School for the seventh consecutive year by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.

The Military Frien​dly School designation​ is 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.

Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly School title by completing a survey of more than 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.

The methodology used for making the Military Friendly School list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent and has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

"Postsecondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses," Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran, said. "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."

CMU 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

CMU also has been named to Military Advanced Education's list of "Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities" for the past seven years and CMU was recognized by the Michigan Veterans Affair Agency in as a 2015 gold-level veteran-friendly school. ​

Learn more about CMU's military education.​

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