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ODU Listed Among Top 15 Percent of Military Friendly Schools for 2010

Old Dominion University has been included in a nationwide ranking of the top 15 percent of military-friendly universities, colleges and trade schools by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

The magazine created the list to offer guidance to military veterans on which schools are doing the most to accommodate their needs.

"This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school," said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. "Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they're academically qualified.

Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.

Schools on the list also offer additional benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more.

The list was compiled after G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) consisting of educators and administrators from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toledo, Duquesne University, Coastline Community College and Lincoln Technical Institute.

G.I. Jobs is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation's "Military Friendly Employers," "Military Spouse Friendly Employers" and "Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses."

The 2010 Military Friendly Schools list can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfspr.

This article was posted on: September 22, 2009

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