Marshall awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools Designation

MFS14_Logo_150x150Marshall University has been named to Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools® list for 2014, according to Crystal Stewart, program manager for information technology/MUOnLine..

The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Marshall University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is 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, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.  The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.  These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

“Potential military students are encouraged to virtually attend the upcoming Military Friendly Schools Virtual College Fair, Wednesday, Nov. 20,” Stewart said. “The fair will provide an opportunity for service members, spouses and veterans to engage with Marshall while searching for a school and is especially efficient for introducing service members deployed overseas or those still in uniform to our education programs.”

Those who would like to attend the virtual college fair may register at, Stewart said.

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding.