Contact: Katryn Conlin, Communications Director
For Immediate Release
MSC Southeast named to list of Nation's Top Military Friendly(R) Schools
2019-2020 List of "Better for Veterans" Institutions Identified Across the Country
Winona and Red Wing, MN (January 24, 2019) --- Minnesota State College Southeast is proud to announce that it has been named to the 2019-2020 Military Friendly(R) Schools list. Now in its 10th year, the Military Friendly(R) Schools list sets the standard for higher education institutions that provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses.
"We are very pleased to be named a Military Friendly(R) School for 2019-2020," said Larry Lundblad, Interim President, MSC Southeast. "We truly value our student veterans and active service members and appreciate their service to our country. We want to be a part of helping them achieve their goals."
Providing quality services for veterans is active priority at Minnesota State College Southeast. The college's financial aid department works with veterans and service members to make sure important forms and paperwork are submitted in a correct and timely fashion. On both the Winona and Red Wing campuses, veterans are invited to drop into the college's Veterans Centers, a place to relax, study, print homework, use the internet, or just have a cup of coffee.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly(R) School designation are evaluated using both public data sources and detailed responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. Ratings are 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.
This year only 766 colleges and universities earned this prestigious designation. The 2019-2020 Military Friendly(R) Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The complete list can also be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Minnesota State College Southeast
Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.
About VIQTORY and Military Friendly(R) Schools
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs(R) , Military Spouse, and Military Friendly(R) brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity. The Military Friendly(R) Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly(R) Schools survey from participating institutions. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.