November 10, 2016
WCU has once again been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of GI Jobs magazine.
Military Friendly® schools represent the top tier of institutions who provide the best opportunities for military service members and spouses, according to the website for Victory Media. This elite honor recognizes WCU's coordinated system of service and support for veterans, active military, and those whose support them. The Greg and Sandra Weisenstein Veterans Center is the hub of activities and services for WCU's student veterans.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media's proprietary survey, with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Institutions were also assessed on their ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer), and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation.