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G.I. Jobs Awards CSULB Military Friendly School Designation

Published: November 1, 2011

For the second consecutive year, CSULB has been awarded the designation of Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

A monthly magazine that assists veterans in seeking civilian employment and education, G.I. Jobs has released its 2012 Military Friendly Schools list which honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.

“Cal State Long Beach is honored to serve our nation’s veterans, who add diversity, maturity, and a global perspective to our classrooms and campus life,” said CSULB President F. King Alexander. “As our veterans leave the service and pursue their educational goals, we encourage them to consider CSULB and its outstanding programs and services, and we look forward to serving them just as they have served our nation, with total commitment.”

In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs incorporated a survey of student veterans for the first time. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students. Click here for survey results.

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“The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience,” said Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student Veterans of America. “Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.”

The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an academic advisory board consisting of educators from schools across the country.

A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on a poster, both of which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel. The newly redesigned website features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans with their school decisions.

–Rick Gloady