UI again receives military-friendly school designation

The University of Iowa was selected for inclusion in Military Advanced Education’s Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities for the third consecutive year. The UI is listed in the December issue (Vol. 6, Issue 10), published Monday, Dec. 19.

The UI was chosen based on its efforts to enact academic, support, and financial aid policies that demonstrate both an understanding of the unique educational needs of service members and a commitment to their academic success.

The UI is one of four institutions in Iowa and 293 in the nation listed in this guide, including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. Others in Iowa to make the list are Iowa State University, Upper Iowa University, and Ashford University.

Such honors are not new, according to John Mikelson, UI Veterans Center coordinator. Earlier this year, the UI made the list of top Military Friendly Schools in G.I. Jobs, also for the third consecutive year.

Both honors are a testament to the strong support network the UI provides for its estimated 500 student veterans, says Mikelson.

The UI is an attractive institution for veterans 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.

For more information, visit veterans.uiowa.edu or