Rock Valley College makes list of Military Friendly Schools
From press release
G.I. Jobs announced the release of its 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools, and Rock Valley College (RVC) is among them.
The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Criteria included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations.
Schools range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience. RVC is one of 63 schools in Illinois to make the list of 1,220 schools nationwide. More than 7,000 schools were polled by G.I. Jobs in formulating the list.
The tens of billions of dollars in tuition money now available with the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill last year has intensified an already strong desire by colleges to court veterans into their classrooms.
Schools on the Military Friendly Schools list also offer additional benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more. In addition, RVC also offers veterans the opportunity to join a student club for veterans, access historical books, articles, artifacts and recordings on military service events in a newly-developed resource room, and a special ceremony annually takes place on campus for Veteran’s Day in November.
View the entire 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list.
From the Sept. 1-7, 2010 issue
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