Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for 10th Straight Time

Feb 18, 2021 2:30 PM

VIQTORY, which serves military personnel and their spouses transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools list, marking the 10th 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 strive continuously to improve the ways we serve our veteran and active-duty military students,” said FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk. “It is a privilege to serve them in their academic endeavors and do everything we can to facilitate their participation in the educational process. The veteran and active-duty military students enhance the feeling of community at Frostburg State University.”

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, led by a full-time director, and the Student Veterans of America organization and offers a lounge, kitchen, computer lab and meeting room for veterans to use. Members of the Student Veterans Association additionally perform numerous community and alumni outreach activities 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.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. FSU is one of 747 schools earning the Military Friendly designation out of more than 1,200 schools seeking it.

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 information and public data sources, and measuring 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 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, and on www.militaryfriendly.com.

For more information about FSU’s services to military and veteran students and their dependents, contact Danielle Dabrowski in the FSU Veterans Services Office at 301-687-4409 or dldabrowski@frostburg.edu.

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 www.frostburg.edu or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity. Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.