TIFFIN — Heidelberg University and Tiffin University are among the best colleges in the nation for accommodating military students, according to a new study.
The annual 2020-21 Military Friendly Schools list was recently released, designating those colleges and universities that provide excellent choices and educational opportunities for veterans, their spouses and the military community.
The Military Friendly School’s website features the list, interactive tools and searches functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey.
More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-21 survey with 695 earning the designation. Those schools will be included in a list that will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. This is the 10th year the list has been published.
Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
“This ranking is a testimony to Tiffin University’s commitment to serving those who have served, as well as those who continue on active duty. It is truly an honor to assist our military students and help them discover that Tiffin University faculty and staff put into practice, and the standards that bestow this prestigious honor on our university,” said Denise Burkin, Tiffin University’s Director of Veteran and Military Services.
“At Heidelberg, we are pleased to provide individualized service to our military men and women to get them ready for the classroom,” said Sue Rife, Heidelberg University’s senior associate director of admission.
Additionally, Heidelberg is part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which operates through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Yellow Ribbon Program helps with the cost of out-of-state, private school or graduate school tuition for veterans.