For the sixth consecutive year, UNCG has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for its efforts in recruiting and retaining military veterans.
UNCG is also a recipient of the Silver Award for public universities with more than 10,000 students. In addition to the Military Friendly designation, institutions are now eligible to receive Top Ten, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Silver schools rank within 30 percent of the 10th-ranked school in their category.
“UNCG is very pleased to hear that we were again designated as a Military Friendly School, and we are especially proud of our Silver Award,” said Brad Wrenn, coordinator of UNCG’s Veterans Resource Center. “We look forward to continuing the university’s long and proud history of offering top-quality service to our student veterans.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,700 schools participated in this year’s survey, and 1,273 were awarded with the designation. Final ratings were based on an assessment of six critical areas: retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence and loan default rates.
Earlier in the semester, UNCG was recognized in the Military Times’ Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list. UNCG ranked No. 59 out of 130 colleges and universities across the nation.
For more information about UNCG’s Veterans Resource Center and other military and veteran services on campus, visit veterans.uncg.edu. To learn more about the Military Friendly designation, click here.
Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications