Pitt-Bradford has been named a Military Spouse Friendly School by Viqtory Media for being at the forefront of colleges and universities supporting the goals of military spouses.
Since 2009, the Military Spouse Friendly® Schools list has been a reliable resource for military spouses and has set a standard for higher education institutions to provide the best post-secondary education experiences for spouses of service members.
“The Military Spouse Friendly Schools designation helps military spouses select schools that will support them in their education journey by meeting their unique needs as a part of a military family,” said Brian Hucik, National Program Manager, Military Friendly.
The prestigious list is created using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations to create a comprehensive guide for military spouses looking to further their education. This year 196 schools earned the designation. The 2019-2020 Military Spouse Friendly® Schools list will be published in the September issue of Military Spouse magazine. The list can also be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings for the listing were established 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.
Pitt-Bradford was the only campus in the University of Pittsburgh system and one of only two small public universities in Pennsylvania to earn the Military Spouse Friendly designation.
In January, Pitt-Bradford received the Military Friendly School designation for its 10th year.