Michigan Technological University has been named a Military Friendly school by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse. Michigan Tech is one of 1,160 schools to receive the Military Friendly designation.
First published in 2009, Military Friendly Schools is a resource for veterans and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. Institutions earning the Military Friendly school designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey.
This is the third time that Michigan Tech has been named a Military Friendly school.
“Once again we are honored to be recognized for our ongoing efforts to provide useful educational opportunities and needed support services for our veterans and their families,” said President Glenn Mroz.
The University has a student veterans organization that helps veterans transition from military to civilian life, promotes fellowship and encourages community outreach, particularly with other veterans.
An orientation program directs veterans to student services, as well as GI benefits, providers and the veterans hospital in Iron Mountain. Tech also encourages faculty to be aware that veterans have needs that may be different than many of our other students.
Veterans and their families using the Post 9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill are granted in-state tuition, and National Graduate Fellowships are available to reduce tuition for graduate students who have served in the military.
In a symbolic gesture, veterans wear red, white and blue honor cords at graduation.