Mary Baldwin University Awarded Military Friendly Title

September 19, 2012

Mary Baldwin University has been recognized among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military personnel and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Mary Baldwin’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media, which produces the list. “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 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. Complete survey methodology is available on the Military Friendly Schools website
, along with interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

“We are pleased to be recognized among those institutions that support this valued constituency,” said Mary Baldwin President Pamela Fox. “Service members, veterans, and their spouses will find in Mary Baldwin a college that provides personalized support. And the benefits are tangible.”

In addition to supporting the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership — the nation’s only all-female corps of cadets — Mary Baldwin offers credit for military training and experience and provides in-state tuition without residency requirements for active-duty military students. Weekend and evening programs lend flexibility to military personnel and their spouses. More information can be found on the college’s profile .

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 Veterans 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.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format in October to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel.