For the fourth consecutive year, Colorado Technical University (CTU) is honored to be recognized by G.I. Jobs Magazine as a Top Military Friendly School. The 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® honors the top 15 percent of universities, colleges and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students.
The G.I. Jobs results are based on research conducted on more than 12,000 universities, colleges and trade schools nationwide and surveys of student veterans. According to G.I. Jobs, the schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Complete survey methodology is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.
“CTU values the opportunity to provide military service members, veterans and their spouses with a quality higher education,” said Jim Hendrickson, vice president, department of military education for CTU. “For the fourth consecutive year, we’re proud of this distinction, which shows current and prospective military students that CTU degree programs, faculty and advisors can help them meet their education goals.”
Approximately one-third of the CTU student population consists of active military, reservists, National Guard, veterans and their spouses. To best serve this population, the CTU Department of Military Education has a team of specially trained advisors who are knowledgeable in areas that affect military students such as voluntary education procedures, education benefits, military training transfer credit and CTU military friendly policies regarding military deployment while in school.In addition to being a Post 9/11 G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program participant, CTU annually awards 25 Wounded Warrior Scholarships and 25 Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarships to deserving recipients. The scholarship program was created in 2008, and today it offers educational assistance to wounded and veteran service men and women as they recover from their injuries and for their spouses as they prepare for new career opportunities. The 2013 scholarship recipients will be named in November.