PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Sept. 26, 2014 -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a 35-year pioneer in distance education, has been named to the Military Friendly® Schools list by Victory Media, Inc. The designation is awarded to the nation’s top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military service members, veterans, and spouses as students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
“Repeatedly receiving this designation is a great honor. It acknowledges our continued commitment to providing a quality education to both our active military and veteran students no matter where they are, across the country or on the other side of the world,” said Dawn Drake, executive director of Alternative Delivery Systems for UW-Platteville.
Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation by Victory Media is a trusted resource that provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. The Military Friendly Schools® website, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. A full story and detailed list of 2015 Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.
Visit GoUWP.com to learn more about UW-Platteville and its accredited online master's and bachelor's degree programs.
About Military Friendly® Schools
The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Academic Advisory Board comprised of educators from schools across the country. The survey is free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website, http://www.militaryfriendly.com, and a complete list of schools can be found through our Schools Matchmaker tool on http://www.gijobs.com.
About Victory Media
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned business serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Vetrepreneur® media channels, republished in periodicals such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW, and frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.
About the University of Wisconsin-Platteville
UW-Platteville’s degree programs are approved for Veterans Administration (VA) benefits under the GI Bill. Camaraderie-building groups specifically designed for active-duty military, reservists, veterans, and military spouses are available for students, including those studying at a distance. The university offers eight degrees entirely online: master’s degrees in Organizational Change Leadership, Project Management, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Distance Education Leadership and Integrated Supply Chain Management, along with bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Criminal Justice. Visit www.GoUWP.com, call 800.362.5460 or e-mail DistanceEd@uwplatt.edu to learn more about opportunities at UW-Platteville Online.