IU Bloomington, IUPUI and regional campuses named 2014 Military Friendly Schools

  • Sept. 17, 2013


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, along with four regional campuses, a regional education center and a program within the Kelley School of Business, have been named 2014 Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media Inc., a veteran-owned business that publishes the annual list.

In addition to IU Bloomington and IUPUI, this year’s list includes IU East, IU Northwest, IU Southeast, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus and the IU Kelley School of Business Full-Time MBA Program.

“IU Bloomington has been named a Military Friendly School since this GI Jobs selection process began, which was in 2009, I believe,” said Margaret Baechtold, director of IU Bloomington’s Veterans Support Services office. “We are extremely pleased to see our programs and the success of our student veterans recognized. The campus has been very supportive of our student veterans, and for that we are very grateful.”

This is the first year IUPUI has been recognized with the designation.

“IUPUI is honored to be included on the Military Friendly Schools for 2014 list, as it validates our commitment to serving  our student veteran population,” said Winnie Wilson, who manages IUPUI’s Office for Veterans and Military Personnel. “It takes the collective effort of the administration, faculty and staff to build programming and provide services that aid in the retention and academic success of our student veterans. We will to continue to promote a campus climate that welcomes, embraces and recognizes those who have sacrificed themselves to protect our country.”

The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through research and a free, data-driven survey of more than 10,000 Veterans Affairs-approved schools nationwide. Survey results were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP, based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. This year’s criteria also incorporated a survey of more than 4,000 actual student veterans. Additional information about methodology is available online.

Bethany Nolan