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CSU Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Designation

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Military FriendlyVictory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Charleston Southern University to the Military Friendly Schools® list.

The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 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.

“Our military and veterans population has really grown over the last several years," said Rebekah Davis, veterans services coordinator for Charleston Southern. "In the spring of 2011, we had 175 students using VA benefits, and we are now working with more than 320 in the veterans services office. The fact that we have been designated a Military Friendly School and participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, draws students to Charleston Southern.”

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Charleston Southern’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing, and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” [complete survey methodology]

The Military Friendly Schools® website features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. 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 consisting of educators from schools across the country.

 


 

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