Elizabeth City — College of The Albemarle (COA) announced today that it has earned the 2022 – 2023 Military Friendly® School designation.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022 – 2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.
The 2022 – 2023 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at militaryfriendly.com.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
“We are excited to see COA recognized as earning Silver Status according to the Military Friendly® criteria. We are committed to serving the Military Community to the best of our ability — this recognition illustrates our commitment to that end. Specifically, COA has enjoyed a long history with our local Coast Guard Base, and we are committed to being an even better partner going forward.”
– Dr. Jack Bagwell, President, COA
“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.”
– Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®
For more information about COA’s student veteran programs, visit our web page or contact Robyn Gram, Military Liaison, at email@example.com or 252-335-0821 ext. 2258.
About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources from more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at militaryfriendly.com.