Sep 18, 2012 1:18 PM by Greg Boyce
G.I. Jobs magazine has named the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to its 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools.
The article lists the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and families.
This is the fourth year UCCS was named by the magazine to its Military Friendly Schools list.
The list was compiled through research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 Veteran's Administration-approved schools nationwide. The survey results were independently tested by a national accounting firm based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. The ranking methodology was developed with the assistance of an academic advisory board whose members are professional educators from across the country. For details on the complete list of schools honored, ranking methodology and advisory board members, click here.
"We are honored to be selected for this recognition," Phillip Morris, director, Office of Veterans and Military Affairs, said. "We continually strive to meet the needs of veterans and their families, and are pleased with the university commitment toward a comprehensive set of services and benefits for this community."
UCCS recently created a new Veteran Resource Center in the Forster House to support new military scholarship opportunities, programming for faculty and staff awareness, and a veteran and military -specific orientation program.