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SFU named 2017 Military Friendly School

November 15, 2016 Tags: Academics , Distinctions , University News

2017 Military Friendly School logoSaint Francis University has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media. The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

With more than 50 current military service members and veterans taking classes at the University, Saint Francis offers military members and their families a variety of learning options, through undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree & continuing studies program options. Saint Francis also maximizes military transfer credit and credits from other schools. In addition, current military service members and veterans are a vibrant part of the campus community, as a strong ROTC program is maintained, an active Student Veteran Organization is embraced, and the counseling center is staffed with licensed counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns. 

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How is a school designated “Military Friendly”?

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media 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. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on by visiting

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Its data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others