ACU named 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs MagazinePosted September 18, 2012
ACU has been named one of the 2013 Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs Magazine based on the university's commitment to recruiting, assisting and educating military personnel and veterans. Only the top 15% of universities in the country receive this distinction, and this year's criteria was more stringent than previous years.
"We're proud to have received this designation yet again," says ACU registrar Bart Herridge. "It's an honor to be of service to the men and women who do so much for our country."
A thorough and accurate methodology is used to determine which universities are Military Friendly Schools. First, the Military Friendly Schools Academic Advisory Board consisting of 12 higher education administrators, a representative from the Student Veterans Association and the 2011 Military Spouse of the Year determine survey questions and weightings.
Military members from around the country then participate in the survey that determines which schools are going above and beyond for them. The results from the survey are weighed against the following criteria: recruitment efforts and recruitment success of military personnel, financial commitment to military through scholarships and programs, percentage of student population who are in the military or veterans, and the institution of flexible learning programs.
With 8 million military members and veterans seeking schools, ACU understands the importance of being military friendly. The university is proud to have earned recognition for another year.