Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Hodges University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus.
“Hodges University is honored to be recognized for our work with service members and veterans,” said Lee Smith, Director of the Veterans Services Center at Hodges. “It is a privilege to give back to those who have served our country, and we will continue to work hard to provide our military service members with the degree programs and personalized support they need to achieve their educational and career goals.
“Nearly ten percent of the student body at Hodges University are veterans. We are committed to providing student veterans with all the tools they need to succeed at Hodges.”
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Hodges University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “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.”
Hodges University also holds the distinction of having only the second American Legion Post to be housed on a university campus in the entire country, the first for the state of Florida.
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.
For more information about the services offered to recently returning veterans, contact Lee Smith at (239) 938-7833.