UNL has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School the sixth annual school listings released Sept. 23.
The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The methodology used for making the Military Friendly Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past six years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.
With certificates, undergraduate, and graduate programs on-campus and online, UNL offers flexibility, convenience and affordability for members of the military and their dependents. In fact, the most recently launched online program, the Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society bachelor’s degree, was designed especially with military families in mind.
“One of the barriers to earning a degree military personnel and their spouses face is the number of deployments and transfers. Many people start a program or take a few classes and then are not able to complete the degree,” according to Richard J. Bischoff, chair of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies.
“The Early Childhood Education in a Mobile Society bachelor’s degree provides military personnel and their spouses with an opportunity to earn a degree by taking classes taught by on-campus professors entirely online so regardless of where they are stationed, they will be able to maintain their enrollment at UNL and complete their degree.”
This year’s Military Friendly School designation follows UNL’s placement on the same list in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The university also was named a top school in Military Advanced Education’s Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities and a Best College for Veterans in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges edition.