Manhattan College has earned the 2017 Military Friendly school designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs SM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly school designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. 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.
For nearly a century, Manhattan College has invested in the education of veterans, spanning from World War I to the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars. Recently, the College is helping to support veterans' well-being as they make the transition to both civilian and academic life with a unique academic experience in a first-year course, The Nature and Experience of Religion. Newly enrolled undergraduate veterans visit Paradise Island in the Bahamas and study, with the non-profit organization Warriors at Ease, the science of stress reduction and the art of relaxation at the Sivananda Ashram, a center for yoga and meditation.
Manhattan’s VALOR Club, a campus organization that works to inform the community about educational opportunities and resources available to veterans, further highlights the College’s commitment to U.S. military service members past and present. On Friday, Nov. 11, members will march in the 2016 America’s Parade along 5th Avenue in New York City, televised locally on PIX 11 beginning at noon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information about Manhattan College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit manhattan.edu/veterans. Manhattan College will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.