Belmont University announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation for the seventh consecutive year. Belmont was highly rated on culture and commitment, admissions and orientation and academic policies and compliance.
“It’s an honor to once again receive this designation that recognizes Belmont’s commitment to support our student veterans and military family members,” said Dr. Mimi Barnard, associate provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and Global Education, home to Belmont’s Veteran Success Team. “Belmont faculty and staff are intentional in their goal of providing educational environments that support student veterans and military family members in meaningful ways.”
Among the 1,200 institutions that participated in the survey, 746 schools received the designation, which serves as a resource for current military service members, veterans and military spouses. Being designated as a Military Friendly® School indicates greater support and better outcomes for veterans who attend these schools.
“Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts,” said Kayla Lopez, Military Friendly® national director of military partnerships. “Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the military community.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. The list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found here.
Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by 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 response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic-based scoring assessment. 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 are measured.
For more information about Belmont University’s student veteran programs, visit Belmont University’s Veterans website.