Lawrence Technological University announced that it has earned the 2020-21 Military Friendly School designation from Viqtory, a Coraopolis, Pa.-based company focused on linking the military and employers that want to hire them, and publisher of several military-focused magazines and websites.
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.
“Lawrence Tech offers a special welcome and continuing services for all those who have served our nation in the armed forces, who defend America’s freedom and are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice,” said Virinder Moudgil, LTU president.
The Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, and may be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
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 communities. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with LTU’s achievements in student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence in degree advancement or transfer, and loan default rates, both for all students and for student veterans.
Said Josh Rosen, Military Friendly’s national director: “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for the military community as a whole.”
Lawrence Tech offers a 15 percent tuition discount to all active military, inactive, reserve, or retired military. Also, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has designated Lawrence Tech as a “Yellow Ribbon School” for providing up to $5,500 per year in aid to qualified veterans.
For more information about Lawrence Tech’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit https://www.ltu.edu/financial_aid/military-veterans.asp or contact Michelle Hines, school certifying official, at (248) 204-2110.
The Military Friendly Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
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