Penn State Lehigh Valley named a 2017 Military Friendly School

Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. Ratings 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.

"Penn State Lehigh Valley is excited to once again receive this important designation that demonstrates our strong commitment to student veterans," said Melissa Baker, coordinator of student services at Penn State Lehigh Valley. “Veterans have made the ultimate commitment by serving our nation and now it's our turn to serve them by helping them obtain a high-quality education.”

For more information about Penn State Lehigh Valley's commitment to supporting military students, contact Melissa Baker at 610-285-5217 or [email protected] or visit the Veterans Services website. For more information about attending Penn State Lehigh Valley, contact Michael Damweber, director of admissions, at 610-285-5046 or [email protected].

Penn State Lehigh Valley will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine, and on