SNHU Named a Top 10 Military Friendly® School
Manchester, N.H. (March 7, 2022) In recognition of its commitment to support military-affiliated learners, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has been named a top 10 Military Friendly® School for 2022. The University earned the second spot on this year’s list of private institutions that offer doctorate degrees.
“We take pride in our longtime commitment to military affiliated learners and are honored to once again be named a top 10 Military Friendly® School,” said Paul LeBlanc, President, SNHU. “At SNHU, we understand the unique needs of veterans, and active-duty service members and their families on the path to a degree, and we will continue to find ways to support the men and women who selflessly serve our nation.”
SNHU has a long history of supporting service members, veterans and their families. After the United States entered World War II, the institution launched its first clerical program for active-duty personnel stationed at Manchester Air Base. It later expanded educational opportunity to the armed forces by offering innovative 8-week courses on military bases across New England and Puerto Rico. Today, SNHU offers military benefits and tuition assistance for service members and their spouses, provides support from a dedicated team of military advisors, hosts Operation Homefront Celebrations for military spouses, and awards full-tuition scholarships to military-affiliated learners through its military partnerships with Operation Homefront and the USO.
“With the uncertainty that comes with military service, our flexible online programs can help service members and their families accomplish their educational goals whether they are at home or on deployment,” said Jeremy Owens, AVP of University Partnerships, SNHU. “We hope to show these families that higher education is within reach no matter where their service takes them, that it is possible while also raising a family, and that SNHU will be with them every step of the way.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.
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.
“Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community,” said Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®. “This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.”
The 2022-2023 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Military Friendly® Schools
The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources from 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. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 89-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 150,000 learners worldwide, SNHU offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the "Most Innovative" regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each learner. Learn more at www.snhu.edu.Contact:
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