BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Campbell University has been named to Victory Media’s 2016 Military Friendly® Schools list.
Now in its seventh year, the designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the nation that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. Campbell has been named to the Military Friendly® School list each year since 2010.
“I am very proud of this recognition and it is due in part because of the support we have from our faculty and staff,” said Joy Cox, Campbell’s director of veterans affairs. “Our veteran students are looking for a school that will work with them to complete their education goals and start on the next career step in their life. However, they also need a school that understands there may be some unresolved issues from their military service and that will help them deal with that too. We are doing a good job of helping our veteran students, and I know things will continue to improve in the coming years.”
Victory Military, which publishes G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse, compiled the list based on survey responses to over 100 questions covering 10 categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success.
In addition, data was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology Victory Media established with guidance from an independent advisory board of higher education and recruit professions.
“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and a Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”
Campbell offers educational programs for military personnel and veterans on its main campus in Buies Creek, through its online programs, and on extended campuses at Camp Lejeune, Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force and the Research Triangle Park. These programs provide flexibility to military professionals who are deployed or stationed overseas and their spouses.
Each campus has a VA certifying official who serves as a liaison between veteran students and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Several offices across the university also work together to assist military personnel and veterans, and a Student Veteran’s Club supports students with military ties.
In addition, the university is a member of the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows it to help fund tuition and fee expenses for veterans. Campbell also provides tuition assistance and scholarships to veterans and to active duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel.