IHCC Named 2014 Military Friendly School

Students Walking on Campus
Students Walking on Campus

College honored for commitment to military students

INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn., Oct. 23, 2013—Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Inver Hills Community College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Inver Hills Community College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year veteran of the U.S. Navy. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

The Military Friendly Schools media and website feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served. Inver Hills is also part of the Yellow Ribbon Network, which supports service members, veterans and their families.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.

A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools is highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October 2013.

  • Military Friendly School Survey Methodology
  • Academic Advisory Board (AAB) Members

Banner photo: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Rafael Santana, center, conducts a safety briefing with passengers before a mission on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013.  Army photo by Cpl. Clay Beyersdorfer. 

ABOUT Victory Media Inc

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

For more information about Veterans Services at IHCC, contact:

Sue Flannigan
Veterans Coordinator
Veteran Services
Inver Hills Community College

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