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UWF named to 2015 Military Friendly Schools List by

The University of West Florida was recently designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by

“I am very pleased that UWF continues to be recognized as an institution who truly cares about their veteran students and families – because we do,” said Marc Churchwell, director of the UWF Military and Veterans Resource Center. “With the growing military affiliated student population, currently almost 25% of the total population, the sort of support and customer service UWF’s Military & Veterans Resource Center provides military, veteran students and their families is increasingly important. I am confident the MVRC will continue to provide this level of assistance, as it is a center truly run by veterans to serve veterans, and we do it very well.”

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past six years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

The survey captures more than 50 leading practices in supporting military students and is available free of charge to the more than 8,000 schools approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill® funding. As in past years, the 2015 Military Friendly® Schools results were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology developed by Victory Media with input by its independent Academic Advisory Board.

Now in its sixth year, the Military Friendly® Schools designation, managed by Victory Media, is the premier, trusted resource for post-military success. Military Friendly® provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

For more information about the University’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit