CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa has been selected by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2014, an honor placing the university in the top 20 percent of schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students and ensure their success on campus.
According to G.I. Jobs, the list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools that share a priority for recruiting students with military experience. Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list include recruitment and retention of military and veteran students and academic accreditations.
"It's an honor to be recognized for the initiatives supporting military members, veterans and their families," said Julia Heuer, coordinator of UNI's Military and Veteran Student Services. "We will continue to build on our accomplishments to ensure that UNI is always lauded as a military-friendly campus."
Now in its fifth year, the list was compiled through research in which G.I. Jobs polled more than 10,000 schools nationwide. The methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators and administrators from across the country.
"The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools," said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media.