UI makes G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools list

For the third year in a row, The University of Iowa made the G.I. Jobs 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

The UI was one of 31 schools in Iowa to make the list. Schools on the list range from state universities and private colleges to community colleges and trade schools. The common bond is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience. This is the third year the list has been compiled.

The UI is an attractive institution for the 456 veterans currently on campus because of the combination of a high quality but affordable education and the availability of resources for disabled veterans, according to Larry Lockwood, assistant provost for enrollment services. Forty percent of UI veterans have a disability of some sort, Lockwood added.

Criteria for making the list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations.
The complete list can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

To view information specifically about the UI, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.