Shenandoah University has moved up a level in the Military Friendly® Schools Survey, rising from bronze to silver for the 2023-24 academic year.
The survey, conducted by Viqtory, measures schools’ “ability to meet thresholds for retention, graduation, job placement, repayment, persistence, and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans,” the Military Friendly website states.
“Receiving Silver recognition from the Military Friendly® Schools Survey exemplifies the dedication and support our military-affiliated students receive here at Shenandoah University,” said Shenandoah University Associate Registrar: Veterans and Technology Niccole S. Gatliff, M.S. “Our services and military population have increased significantly over the last 10 years and we are excited to keep that momentum going with the revitalization of our National Guard Armory and its transformation into the Hub for Innovators, Veterans and Entrepreneurs (HIVE).”
Shenandoah services for veterans, members of the military and veteran/military families include a veteran center and a student group, one-on-one counseling and advising support. The university also holds annual events such as a Veterans of Foreign Wars awards ceremony, a 9/11 ceremony, veterans week, and an honor flight.
“Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Schools Awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey,” according to the Military Friendly® organization. “Over 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey, and 530 schools earned awards-level designations in Gold, Silver, and Bronze.” The 2023-24 Military Friendly® Schools list was published in G.I. Jobs magazine’s May issue and is available at MilitaryFriendly.com.