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Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012
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Baker University awarded Military Friendly Schools title

Overland Park, Kan. — Baker University has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.Parmenter_Hall

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Baker University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows, we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

The Military Friendly Schools media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

“Baker University values its commitment to supporting the men and women in the military,” said Brian Posler, executive vice president of academic affairs and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “Providing educational opportunities for our active and retired military personnel and also their spouses is important to Baker and our country.”

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 Veteran Affairs-approved schools nationwide. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.

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Baker University is committed to assuring to student learning and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.