Lackawanna College Named 2018 Military Friendly® School
SCRANTON, Pa. – Lackawanna College announced that it has been designated a 2017-2018 Military Friendly® School. Now in its 16th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies, veteran students, and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.
For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-2018 survey with 849 schools earning the designation.
The 2017-2018 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
“We are proud to once again be recognized as a Military Friendly School. While we know we provide a top-notch education at an affordable price, we also value the confidence our veterans place in us when they choose Lackawanna,” said Lackawanna College President Mark Volk. “Having veterans in our classroom adds a level of diversity, experience, and world-view that is invaluable to the rest of our college community.”
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. 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 more information about Lackawanna’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit the Lackawanna College website at http://www.lackawanna.edu/admissions/veterans/.
About Lackawanna College:
Founded in 1894, Lackawanna College is a private, accredited college serving the people of northeastern Pennsylvania. With a main campus situated in downtown Scranton, Lackawanna’s expanding footprint also includes satellite centers in Hawley, Hazleton, New Milford, Sunbury, and Towanda. Learn more at www.lackawanna.edu.
About Military Friendly® Schools:
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. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young.
The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Victory Media:
Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. Victory Media and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.