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MATC Named one of U.S. Top Military Friendly® Schools for 2019-2020
March 28, 2019
Milwaukee Area Technical College has been named to the 2019-2020 list of “Better for Veterans” U.S. institutions by Viqtory. The Military Friendly® Schools list seeks to identify the educational institutions which provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. Now in its 10th year, this list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations. This year, 766 schools earned this prestigious designation.
The 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at https://www.militaryfriendly.com.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory, with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions.
The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly® Schools list using the criteria set forth by Viqtory. The services performed by Ernst & Young are were limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology.
The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at https://www.militaryfriendly.com.
Founded in 2001, Viqtory is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse and Military Friendly® brands. Viqtory and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity.
Learn more about Viqtory at https://www.viqtory.com.