WGU Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School Designation for 12th consecutive year
INDIANAPOLIS — Today, WGU Indiana announced that it is the recipient of the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation for the 12th consecutive year. WGU Indiana is the Hoosier state’s only online, competency-based university and is ranked as the number one online school by the Military Friendly® School designation.
“WGU Indiana is dedicated to creating greater access to education for Indiana’s active-duty service members, veterans and their families, and we are proud to be recognized as a top Military Friendly® School,” said Alison Bell, WGU Indiana Chancellor and Regional Vice President at WGU. “We recognize the sacrifices made by those in the military, such as moving often, unique schedules and demanding work. By providing a pathway to education that is flexible and affordable, our goal is to help military students and their families achieve their goals of higher education and beyond.”
The 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation was awarded to institutions based on evaluations of public data and responses from a proprietary survey of more than 1,800 schools. 665 of those schools earned special awards for going above the standard. The full list of designated institutions will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and www.militaryfriendly.com.
Viqtory, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities, determined the methodology, criteria and weightings of this unique designation 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.
WGU Indiana also demonstrates its support for Indiana’s military families by offering numerous scholarship opportunities. In January of this year, WGU and The Woody Williams Foundation, a national organization that supports Gold Star Families, launched the Gold Star Family Scholarship to honor fallen service members by helping their surviving spouse and/or children pay for school. The Gold Star Family Scholarship is valued at up to $10,000, nearly the full cost of a WGU Indiana degree.
For more information about WGU Indiana’s student veteran programs and scholarships, visit www.wgu.edu/military.
About WGU Indiana
WGU Indiana is an online, competency-based university established to expand access to higher education for Indiana residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. Degrees are granted under the accreditation of WGU, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), College of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). WGU Indiana has helped over 11,000 Hoosiers achieve their dream of completing a college degree. More than 5,000 students are currently enrolled. Learn more at www.wgu.edu/indiana.
About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources from 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. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary 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® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.