Niagara University Designated as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs

August 20, 2010  |  by Michael Freedman

NU Ranked Among Top 15 Percent of American Schools for Veterans Benefits

Niagara University is pleased to announce that it has been designated by G.I. Jobs magazine as a “Military Friendly School” for 2011. The honor ranks Niagara in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students.

A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on a poster, both of which will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in late September.

“We are very proud to receive national recognition of Niagara University’s continuing efforts to provide high-quality educational opportunities to our students who are currently serving in the military and to our veteran student population,” said Robert Swanson, associate director of career services at Niagara University.

G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools across the country to compile its “2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools.” Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations.

Niagara University has a long history of honoring and supporting military students, veterans, and their families. The Lewiston-based university supports a U.S. Army ROTC program, which is consistently ranked among the best in the country, and participates in the Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.

Military alumni of Niagara include two Medal of Honor recipients, Gen. William Donovan and Lt. John Bobo, and a humanitarian nominated for sainthood, Father Nelson Baker. Being in close proximity to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and the regional Military Entrance Processing Station, Niagara is responsive to the unique needs of military students, veterans and dependents. In 2004, Niagara’s Army ROTC program was ranked number one in the United States for recruiting, retention and training quality.