Gannon Again Named To Exclusive List Of ‘Military Friendly Schools®’

Posted: October 15, 2014

Gannon University has been named to the list of "Military Friendly Schools®" nationally for the fifth time. The list is compiled by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine and the Military Friendly Employers list.

The exclusive list recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationally that have "have gone above and beyond to provide transitioning veterans the best possible experience in higher education."

In evaluating colleges and universities for inclusion on the list, Victory Media, a service-disabled, veteran-owned business based in Pittsburgh, uses data-driven survey submissions and methodology designed and overseen by independent advisory boards.

  • Military Support on Campus

  • Academic Credibility

  • Percent of Military Students

  • Academic Credit for Military Service

  • Flexibility for Military Students

  • Veteran Graduation Rates

  • Student Tuition Assistance

  • Student Survey

  • Employment Rates

  • Military Spouse Policies

  • Government Approvals

    The tabulation process and the results are independently verified by Ernst & Young LLP.

    According to Ronald K. Swift, LTC (Ret), USAR, veteran financial aid and enrollment counselor at Gannon University, said, "We're gratified to receive this designation, which is a testimony to the University's commitment to veterans, serving National Guards and Reservists, veterans' dependents and others receiving GI Bill Benefits."

    In addition, Gannon is a participating university in the Yellow Ribbon Program, established by the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The program allows colleges and universities to voluntarily work with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition and fee rate in their state.

    Gannon also offers an Army ROTC program and is the host institution for the "Pride of PA" Battalion. The program offers specialized leadership training through both course work and related activities. ROTC also allows cadets to develop the qualities essential to success in any military or civilian career, including physical stamina, self-discipline and poise. Each year, newly commissioned Second Lieutenants serve in the U.S. Army on active duty, the Army Reserve or Army National Guard.

    Gannon University will host a Veterans Day commemoration on Thurs., Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. in the University's Yehl Room. The speaker will be retired Army Lt. Gen. James M. Dubik, the highest-ranking general officer among Gannon University alumni.