Penn Highlands Named A 2019-20 Military Friendly School®Posted February 11, 2019 at 9:06 am
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has been designated a Military Friendly School® by VIQTORY Media, the premier source for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.
The 2019-20 Military Friendly School® list honors colleges, universities, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
“This year, and in years past, we have been recognized for our commitment and devotion to military service members, veterans, and their families,” stated Dr. Walter Asonevich, President of Penn Highlands Community College. “We want all veterans living in the Southern Alleghenies to know how much we value their service, and that we are dedicated to meeting their needs for education and training.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly School® designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year, 766 schools earned this prestigious designation.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by VIQTORY 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.
About Military Friendly® Schools
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions.
The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly® Schools list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services performed by Ernst & Young were limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology.
The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com/.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity.