Salute to UW-Superior, Named Military Friendly School

By KBJR News 1

Salute to UW-Superior, Named Military Friendly School

September 18, 2012 Updated Sep 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM CDT

Superior, WI (Northland's NewsCenter) -- The University of Wisconsin-Superior has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The college has once again been recognized for the university's efforts to assist military veterans and their family members in completing a college education.

UW-Superior is ranked in the top 15% of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide in services offered to veterans, according to the magazine.

"This is the third consecutive year that G.I. Jobs Magazine has named us a Military Friendly School. We're pleased but we're still working to make our student experience for veterans even better," said UW-Superior Admissions Director Tonya Roth.

To be named a Military Friendly School, a university is measured on areas like flexibility in class scheduling requirements, transferring academic credits, providing supports for veterans, and academic accreditation.

UWS has enrolled almost 165 military veterans and current students registered in the military. Roth says she believed veterans feel comfortable on campus because the university has many students of non-traditional age attending classes.

G.I. Jobs is s private organization that surveys 7,000 schools nationwide about the services they provide to veterans and displays that information through its magazine and website.

The university recently opened its Veteran and Nontraditional Student Center to provide additional services to students who are veterans, active military personnel, or 25 years of age or older.

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