SEPTEMBER 18, 2009

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Oklahoma Institutions Achieve “Military Friendly School” Status

Photo of OSU-OKC's veteran coordinator Loretta Hatchett.
OSU-OKC veterans coordinator Loretta Hatchett proudly displays the plaque awarded after being named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

The publishers of G.I. Jobs Magazine have named Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, Rose State College and Southwestern Oklahoma State University to its list of “Military Friendly Schools” for 2010.

According to the listing, all three institutions rank among the top 15 percent of colleges and trade schools nationwide.

“Clearly you have an interest in recruiting military students, and I urge you to continue your already-stellar efforts by improving your military friendliness every year,” said publisher Rich McCormack.

“On behalf of the 8 million military members and veterans seeking a school, I thank you for your commitment to educating our nation’s most deserving heroes.”

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.

The list was compiled through exhaustive research starting last May during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Committee. Criteria for making the military friendly schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.