Rosedale Tech has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
This is the fifth year Rosedale Tech has earned a Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,700 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,273 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory 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.
According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”
New this year, Military Friendly Awards showcase the most powerful and effective programs of more than 200 companies and 1,200 post-secondary schools that were designated as “Military Friendly” in November. Of those designated, 154 employers and 541 schools have been recognized for excellence in different categories, highlighting not only “Are you Military Friendly?” but “How Military Friendly are you?”
Award thresholds were set by the leading educational institution in each category below:
- Public Universities <10,000 Students
- Public Universities >10,000 Students
- Private Institutions <10,000 Students
- Private Institutions >10,000 Students
- Non-Traditional Institutions
- Community Colleges
- Private Vocational Schools
- Online Universities
- Graduate Schools
- Tier 1 Research Institutions
Award levels are defined as:
- Top 10 Gold – A ranked list of the Top 10 in a category based on a numerical score.
- Gold Medal – Schools scoring within 20% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
- Silver Medal – Schools scoring within 30% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
- Bronze Medal – Schools scoring within 40% of the last-ranked (10th) institution.
Rosedale Tech received the ranking of #7 of private vocational Military Friendly Schools in the country, representing the Top 10 Gold tier of this category. Rosedale Tech was awarded this due to our outstanding programs that support student veterans in the areas of academic policies and compliance; admissions and orientation of new students; a supportive culture and commitment to veteran; better terms of loan repayment and financial aid; and positive graduation and career outcomes.
Rosedale Tech will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on militaryfriendly.com.