February 01, 2017

Eastern Michigan University ranked No. 5 in nation as 'military friendly' school

EMU has been named one of the top military friendly schools in the nation.

YPSILANTI  – Eastern Michigan University has been named by GI Jobs magazine as one of the top “military friendly” schools in the nation for 2017. EMU ranked fifth in the United States among universities with over 10,000 students, the first year EMU ever achieved a top 10 rating. The full list is currently available on the Military Friendly website.

Michael C. Wise

“This year's ranking is a direct result of EMU's commitment to its military and veteran students and to the support and services provided by the Lt. Col. Charles S. Kettles Military and Veteran Services Resource Center,” said Michael C. Wise, Assistant Director of Military and Veteran Services at EMU.

According to the GI Jobs website, a higher education institution must meet a specific set of standards. Those include: academic policies and compliance, admissions and transition assistance and orientation programs directed at veterans and military students, military and veteran culture and commitment to their services and support, financial aid advising and loan repayment guidance, and graduation and career outcome support for veterans.

The Top 10 Gold Military and Veteran Friendly universities are selected by their displayed commitment and services provided to military and veteran students based upon a scoring methodology used by GI Jobs Magazine and Victory Media.

GI Jobs serves the needs of the nation’s 400,000 service members who leave the military every year and enter college or the civilian workforce. These new veterans look to GI Jobs for advice and tools to help them find the right jobs, education, and vocational training during and after leaving the military.

For more information on EMU’s Military and Veteran Services, visit the Lt. Col. Charles S. Kettles Military and Veteran Services Resource Center, which is located in 202 Pierce Hall or visit the Military and Veteran Services website.  

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 22,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

Contact Geoff Larcom, glarcom@emich.edu, 734.487.4401

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