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ONU named Military Friendly School

Jun 14, 2011

After years of research and a recent survey of more than 8,000 schools, Ohio Northern University has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. This distinction recognizes Ohio Northern for ranking in the top 20 percent among all universities and trades schools nationwide in welcoming military and veteran students.

Schools and universities on the Military Friendly Schools list encourage policies, efforts and results used to recruit and retain military and veteran students. Ohio Northern shows an interest in recruiting military students and attempts to continue and improve the efforts of military friendliness each year.

As a military friendly School, ONU will be provided with a basic listing in the “2012 Guide to Military Friendly Schools,” which will be published in late September. ONU also will receive a basic listing online at Additionally, ONU will receive a Military Friendly Schools plaque honoring this distinction.



G.I. Jobs magazine acts as a base for serious military recruiting programs, offering schools and companies the most comprehensive and cost-effective way to reach and influence military and veteran workers and students. G.I. Jobs extends its help to others by providing ways to make companies and schools a military friendly environment and then communicating these welcoming areas to the military community.

According to G.I. Jobs, a selected panel of five higher education administrators helps determine these schools. The Military Friendly Schools list is determined by research from government agencies and private entities, which administer education benefits and a comprehensive survey administered by G.I. Jobs.

To determine a military friendly school, the panel compiles and weighs the research findings according to four categories: certification measuring a school’s non-financial efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, financial commitment, a school’s result in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations.