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Creighton Named ‘Military Friendly’ University

Mar 15, 2022
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Creighton University has been designated a 2022-2023 Military Friendly School by Military Friendly, a veteran-owned, private research company that provides individuals leaving the armed forces with information about educational institutions.

The silver ranking conferred on Creighton is a step above the “friendly” ranking it earned for the 2021-2022 year.

More than 1,800 schools across the United States participated in the Military Friendly survey, which, together with evaluations using publicly available data, yielded Creighton’s high ranking. Of these, 665 schools were deemed far enough above basic standards to merit special designations.

Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Viqtory, the parent company of Military Friendly, using input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment communities.

Final ratings were determined by combining survey scores with an 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.

 

“Our standards provide a benchmark that better the educational landscape for the military community,” said Kayla Lopez, national director of military partnerships for Military Friendly.

“This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.”

Jennifer Austin, program coordinator for Creighton’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, said the silver Military Friendly designation reflects Creighton’s longstanding commitment to making higher education accessible to people serving in the armed forces.

“It really showcases our commitment to military students — active duty, veterans, dependents, and spouses — across many different areas,” she said. “Retention, programming, debt after graduation, support areas, just to name a few.”

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