Belmont University announced today that it has earned the 2023-2024 Silver Military Friendly® School designation.
As of Fall 2022, there were 316 veteran and military affiliated students at Belmont University. This is the ninth consecutive year Belmont has been selected as a Military Friendly® School.
Assistant Provost of Academic Excellence Dr. Jim McIntyre, who coordinates Belmont’s Veteran Success Team, said, “Belmont is dedicated to supporting all of our veteran and military affiliated students. Their unique skills and life experiences are a tremendous asset, and we welcome them into Belmont’s community of learners. We are deeply committed to the success and flourishing of all our military affiliated and veteran students, both during their time here at Belmont and after they graduate.”
Among the 1,800 institutions that participated in the survey, 665 schools received the designation for going above the standard, 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.
“It is an honor to again be recognized as a Military Friendly® School,” said Daina Hunter, assistant registrar and VA School certifying official. “Belmont University will continue to be committed to cultivating a culture where the contributions of our military-affiliated students are deeply valued.”
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 and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found here.
“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process,” said Kayla Lopez, Military Friendly® national director of military partnerships. “Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community. 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.”
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.
For more information about Belmont University’s student veteran programs, visit Belmont University’s Veterans website.