UW-Superior named a Military Friendly® School for seventh year

Posted on Nov 16, 2016
This is in recognition of the university’s efforts to assist military personnel, veterans and their family members

The University of Wisconsin-Superior has been named a Military Friendly® School for the seventh year by GI Jobs®. This is in recognition of the university’s efforts to assist military personnel, veterans and their family members in competing a college education.

“Being recognized for seven straight years is a testament to UW-Superior’s commitment to our military service members,” said Monte Stewart, coordinator for UW-Superior’s Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center. “UW-Superior continues to improve upon our already outstanding reputation of inclusive excellence, and this continuous recognition shows we are providing the necessary services to our military and veteran students and committing to each and every student’s individualized needs.”

G.I. Jobs® found that “UW-Superior is dedicated to assisting military members in their college success and provides services that meet their needs in transitioning to higher education. A dedicated staff is here to assist students with securing their GI Bill benefits and navigating the admissions process. Based on academic policies, veteran students may receive transfer credit (maximum 32 semester credits) for education and some certain specialized training programs completed while in military. With a veteran center located on campus, veterans will find a relaxing atmosphere, a comfortable place to study and resources that can help answer questions about campus and community support.”

UW-Superior received high marks for its academics policies and compliance, admissions and orientation and culture and commitment. UW-Superior features a Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center that provides a wide range of support programming for veterans of all ages.

“The Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center is committed to easing the higher education transition for our service members,” said Stewart. “Many of our veteran students are coming directly from active duty and jumping right into school, so it’s very important for the university to commit to easing the transition to college but also help with the transition back into civilian life after the military.”

Currently more than 100 students receive GI Bill benefits on campus. Military service members, veterans and their families make up roughly five percent of the entire student body. UW-Superior also provides a veterans benefits coordinator and office to help veterans understand their government education benefits and to assist with financial arrangements. The university also tries to maximize the number of military training and credits that veterans can transfer to UW-Superior to apply toward their university degrees.

Victory Media is the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of thousands of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board comprised of educators and HR, diversity and recruitment professionals from schools across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate.

Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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The University of Wisconsin-Superior has been named a 2017 Military Friendly® School for seventh year by GI Jobs®. This is in recognition of the university’s efforts to assist military personnel, veterans and their family members in competing a college education.