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SWOSU Named Military Friendly School

August 19, 2009

G.I. Jobs recently announced its 2010 list of military friendly schools, and Southwestern Oklahoma State University with campus locations in Weatherford and Sayre made the list.

The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. The schools listed show priority of recruiting students with military experience.

The tens of billions of dollars in tuition money, now available with the recent passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, has intensified an already strong desire by colleges to court veterans into their classrooms.

Schools on the military friendly schools list also offer additional benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more.

The list was compiled through exhaustive research starting last May during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Committee. Criteria for making the military friendly schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students and academic accreditations.

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