Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Hodges University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list for 2013. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Hodges University is honored to be recognized for our work with service members and veterans,” said Dr. Terry McMahan, president of Hodges University. “It is a privilege to give back to those who have served our country, and we will continue to work hard to provide our military service members with the degree programs and personalized support they need to achieve their educational and career goals.
“With our Veterans Services Center and a student-run Veterans Club, we feel that Hodges is a perfect fit for these returning heroes. They have served our country honorably and now we are honored to serve them with the many degree programs and services that we offer. ”
Nearly ten percent of the student body at Hodges University are veterans. “We are committed to providing student veterans with all the tools they need to succeed at Hodges,” said Lee Smith, Director of Hodges University’s Veterans Services Center. “Our purpose is to help our student veterans make a smooth transition to academic life, to make sure they use the educational benefits to which they are entitled, and to make their college experience rewarding and productive.”
Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey results that comprise the 2013 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Hodges University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools,” he said.
For more information about the services offered to recently returning veterans, contact Lee Smith at (239) 938-7833.