SLU Named a Military-Friendly School by Magazine

August 18, 2009

SLU Named a Military-Friendly School by Magazine Saint Leo University has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military-Friendly School for 2010 in recognition of the university’s longstanding commitment to offering active-duty service members multiple paths to an affordable higher education. SLU will be included in the magazine’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools to be published in September.

G.I. Jobs, founded in 2001, is the leading magazine for military service members making the transition to civilian life and employment. It has become known for researching and publishing a list of top military-friendly employers annually. The magazine has also consistently covered education in past years, but until now did not produce a listing of this colleges, universities and trade schools.

An advisory board to G.I. Jobs magazine (www.gijobs.com) actually determined which institutions earned the distinction of being military friendly, based on criteria such as convenience of teaching locations to military installations, testing and credit-transfer policies, military tuition rates, and the availability of special programs for military students or veterans.

Saint Leo received a similar honor in August from Military Times Edge magazine, which ranked SLU as number 12 on a list of the 50 most popular schools among active-duty personnel using military tuition assistance. SLU has also been named to Military Advanced Education magazine’s list of Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities for the last two consecutive years.

Pictured above: Two soldiers discuss opportunities at Saint Leo University with Beth Carter, left, assistant vice president for continuing education, and Mary Estes, assistant admissions director at SLU’s Gwinnett Office, outside Atlanta, during a military education fair held in July in Atlanta, and sponsored by the Department of Defense. SLU routinely participates in such outreach activities to military service members and veterans. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense