UW-Superior ranked as a top 25 Military Friendly School

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

G.I. Jobs® honors UW-Superior for commitment to military members with top 25 national ranking

The University of Wisconsin-Superior was recently named one of the top 25 Military Friendly® Schools for a public institution in the nation by G.I. Jobs®.

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 student 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, which is the only university in the region to receive this national ranking, features a Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center (VNSC) office that provides a wide range of support programming for veterans of all ages. Currently 112 students receive GI Bill® benefits on campus. Military service members, veterans and their families make up roughly 5 percent of the entire student body.

"UW-Superior assists Armed Forces Veterans to leverage their life experiences to obtain the best educational advantage by helping them get connected, navigate the system, learn and succeed," said UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter.

UW-Superior 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.

"We serve a demographic that faces unique challenges in balancing work, family and school," said Tammy Fanning, the associate Dean of Students at UW-Superior. "These students are involved and help to enhance the classroom experience."

Fanning said it is important to reach out and assist veterans not only in the classroom, but in their personal lives as well.

"It is our opportunity to meet them where they are and provide for their educational, social and leadership needs that enrich their growth and development," she said.

"By providing our military members with continuous support and resources available to them, we are able to help them reach their collegiate goals and graduate," said Monte Stewart, associate student services coordinator at UW-Superior who often assists students in the VNSC. "We have also implemented programs that educate our faculty/staff and students on some of the unique challenges that military students face."

The complete rankings of Military Friendly® top public universities and colleges is available online. 

UW-Superior was also named a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media for the sixth year in a row. This is in recognition of the university's efforts to assist military personnel, veterans and their family members in competing a college education.

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.

About Military Friendly® Schools:
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.

About Victory Media:
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 at victorymedia.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

News Contact: James Biros | jbiros@uwsuper.edu | 715-394-8023

UW-Superior ranked as a top 25 Military Friendly School
Posted on Dec 1, 2015