Island University Named ‘Military Friendly School’ for Fifth Consecutive Year

Published: September 18, 2013

Island University Named ‘Military Friendly School’ for Fifth Consecutive Year

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – For the fifth year in a row, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has been designated as a “Military Friendly School” for 2014 by G.I. Jobs magazine. Colleges, universities and trade schools named as “Military Friendly” must rank in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities, and trade schools nationwide, for efforts and results in recruiting and retaining military and veteran students to increase diversity among the student body, faculty, and staff.

“We’re proud to be recognized for our commitment and support of our veteran students and their families,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “We are thankful for their sacrifices and know that the skills they have learned in the military will make them successful students and members of our community.”

G.I. Jobs is the leading magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. For this year’s rankings, Victory Media Inc. conducted a survey of more than 12,000 schools. The feedback was gathered and studied to help provide prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on reviews. Selected schools will be highlighted in the 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which will be published later this month.

To assist the more than 900 veterans and their dependents attending the Island University, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has adopted the Military Student Bill of Rights and is participating in the Service members Opportunity Colleges, a consortium dedicated to helping service members and their families obtain college degrees.

In addition, the University’s Department of Veterans Affairs assists the newest generation of veterans with applying for educational benefits granted by the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the largest investment in veterans’ education since World War II, which covers the full cost of an undergraduate education at any public university or college and many private schools.

For more information about the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008 and assistance with applying for benefits, call the Veterans Affairs Office at 361.825.2331; or go to