Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Eighth Straight Time

Jan 22, 2019 3:30 PM

VIQTORY, which serves military personnel and their spouses transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted 2019-2020 Military Friendly Schools list, marking the eighth time in a row FSU has received this distinction. The Military Friendly Schools list honors colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that go above and beyond to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“We are honored to serve our veteran and military service men and women and their dependents. We are committed to helping them make a smooth transition into our University community and then to move forward in their civilian careers following their service,” said FSU President Ron Nowaczyk. “We will continue to welcome them into our student body, as it is our privilege to serve those who have served us.”

FSU is home to a Veterans Center that serves as a base for student veterans and dependents of veterans and helps ensure they receive the resources, representation and academic benefits they have earned. The Veterans Center hosts the Veterans Services Office and the Student Veterans of America organization and offers a lounge, kitchen and outdoor area for veterans to use, and a Veterans Affairs counselor is on site weekly. Members of the Student Veterans Association additionally perform numerous community and alumni outreach through fundraisers and programs.

FSU is also home to a chapter of SALUTE, the first national higher education honor society for student veterans and military service members. SALUTE members are recognized at twice-yearly ceremonies on campus.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year 766 schools earned this prestigious designation.

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.

FSU will be showcased along with other 2019-20 Military Friendly Schools in the May issue of “G.I. Jobs” magazine.

For more information about FSU’s services to military and veteran students and their dependents, contact the FSU Veterans Services Office at 301-687-4409 or

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit the Frostburg State web site or the FSU Facebook pages. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.