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NNU named to Victory Media’s 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List

November 6, 2015

Northwest Nazarene University announced today that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. Of the 1,400 schools designated as Military Friendly for 2016, NNU is ranked among the Top 25 schools for best Private Colleges and Universities, best online programs and best graduate programs. Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data was independently tested by EY (Ernst & Young) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

“It is an honor to be identified as a Military Friendly Institution and among the Top 25 private universities in the nation with this distinction. At NNU we recognize and honor the sacrifices and service of our military members, veterans, and their families and are blessed with the leadership and broad experiences they bring to our campus community and the important contributions they make each day,” said Bob Sanchez, director of NNU Veterans Services.

For more information about NNU’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit nnu.edu/veterans.

NNU will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of “G.I. Jobs®” and “Military Spouse Magazine,” and on MilitaryFriendly.com.