Saint Joseph’s Once Again Named Military Friendly School

Thursday, November 10, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (November 10, 2016) — Saint Joseph’s University earned a 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM , and Military Spouse, announced today.

Published annually, Military Friendly® Schools is a comprehensive resource that helps veterans select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. Factors such as student retention, graduation, job placement and loan repayment and persistence comprised the rating methodology.

Saint Joseph’s was among only 1,160 institutions awarded with the designation this year.

Founded in 2014, Saint Joseph’s Office of Veterans Services offers a central place for student veterans to meet with experienced staff for academic and specialized support. Under the direction of this office, the University also offers entrepreneurship programs to help veterans jumpstart their own businesses.

“We are proud to be continually recognized as a Military Friendly institution,” says Ralph Galati ’70 (USAF), director of the Office of Veterans Services, “It is a testament to the University’s sincere commitment to provide support, programs and opportunities for our country’s veterans.”

To contact Saint Joseph’s Office of Veterans Services, or for more information, visit sju.edu/veterans or contact veterans@sju.edu

About Military Friendly® Schools: The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at: https://militaryfriendly.com.

Media Contact

Colleen Sabatino, Associate Director of University Communications, 610-660-3256, csabatin@sju.edu


Background

Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.



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