Ozarka College Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs

Ozarka College was recently named to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows Ozarka College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

The Military Friendly Schools ® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.  The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

“We are pleased to again be recognized as a Military Friendly School and truly believe it is a privilege and honor to serve the dedicated and self-sacrificing men and women of our armed forces,” said Ozarka College President Dr. Richard Dawe. “As a veteran myself, I want to say how proud we are of our veterans who are now advancing their education at Ozarka College. We pledge to be there for each one of them in any way possible, as they have been for us.”

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP.   Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.  A full list of board members can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

There are 24 military or veteran students currently enrolled at Ozarka College.