For the third consecutive year, G.I. Jobs magazine has ranked Jackson State University in its annual list of Top Military Friendly Schools. This list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s service members and veterans as students.
Jackson State University, the only Mississippi-based Historically Black College or University to make the list, offers a variety of services for veterans, reservists and their dependents throughout the campus. This summer, the university opened a Veterans Center to improve and enhance the academic success of student veterans, to help them receive the benefits they deserve, and to serve as a liaison between the veteran student community and the university. Close to 300 veterans currently attend JSU.
Timothy Abram, who has extensive administrative and management experience in the military and civilian sectors, is director of the JSU Veteran’s Center.
“America is showing its commitment to veterans all across the nation, and Jackson State is showing its commitment to America and its veterans with the services provided by our campus Veterans Center,” Abram said.
The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.