With a drawdown of soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere around the world, veterans are utilizing their educational benefits in larger numbers than ever before.
Corban University has worked diligently to welcome men and women who have served or are currently serving. On Sept. 17, it was named a top military-friendly school for its efforts. The university was listed as one of the top 15 percent of veteran friendly schools in the G.I. Jobs 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools for the second year in a row.
The rating is based on surveys sent to students nationwide who use military educational benefits. These include the Montgomery GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program and an array of other benefits the vets and their dependents earned for their service. Currently there are more than 25 students at Corban who receive benefits from the military.
Researchers looked at a variety of categories to determine which schools made the grade for veterans. These included military support on campus, regional accreditation, credit for military training, veteran graduation rates and more.
“I knew we were trying to do a lot for our veterans, but I never realized we would be recognized like this, said Jeff Benjamin, Corban’s certifying official for military students. “To be named in the top 15 percent is a strong recognition that we are moving in the right direction.
“This lets anyone considering Corban know that we will do everything we can to assist them,” he added. “We will give them the help they need to navigate the required VA paperwork and to feel welcome.”
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