Magazine names Shippensburg a “Military Friendly School”

Shippensburg University was named today (Aug. 16) as a “Military Friendly School” for 2011 by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

MFS_150x150_2011The magazine said that the designation places Shippensburg in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide and the university is among those featured in the “Guide to Military Friendly Schools” that will be published later this month.

“The men and women who served our country deserve all the support that we as a nation can provide,” said Shippensburg President Bill Ruud. “We’re proud that Shippensburg is able to support our veterans and proud that this support is being recognized by this national publication. I encourage veterans to visit the university and learn what we can do to help.”

According to the magazine, the list involved a poll of more than 7,000 institutions nationwide and is “determined through exhaustive research by the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools team. This research includes government agencies and private entities which administer education benefits and a comprehensive survey administered by G.I. Jobs. A Military Friendly Schools Academic Advisory Panel, consisting of five higher education administrators, helps determine survey questions and weightings.”

Categories in the review include effort to recruit and retain military and veteran students, financial commitment to these students, the number of military and veteran students enrolled, and the institutions academic accreditations.

More information on the university’s assistance to veterans is available at