Wagner College was named a 2016 Military Friendly School today when Victory Media released its annual list of colleges and employers with leading programs for veterans, members of the armed forces leaving military service and military spouses.
Institutions of higher learning competed for the title by completing an extensive survey covering 10 indicators of success, including:
- Support for student veterans on campus
- Graduation and employment outcomes
- Military spouse policies
Survey responses were scored against benchmarks, with results independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its independent advisory board.
“We live in an era when the value of military service in the professional world is unquestioned and unmatched,” said Chris Hale, a Navy veteran and chairman and co-founder of Victory Media. “Veterans are graduates of the premier training institution in the world, but they need a consistent and predictable standard that lets them make good choices for major life decisions like where to work or where to enroll in school. The mission of Military Friendly is to create maximum professional opportunity for them and other members of the military community.”
Wagner College is extremely devoted to serving American veteran and active military service members. Wagner is currently ranked #20 in the north by U.S. News and World Report as a Best College for Veterans. Wagner is committed to offering benefits, both financially and educationally, that will help veterans pursue and earn their degree. From its participation in the Yellow Ribbon program, G.I Bill and additional scholarships, Wagner has become an affordable option for many veterans, active service members and their families. For current military students, Wagner offers life-experience credits, priority registration and on-campus housing options.