Frostburg State Named Military Friendly for 11th Straight Time

Apr 14, 2022 12:00 PM

Military Friendly 2022-23Viqtory, which serves military personnel and their spouses transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted 2022-23 Military Friendly Schools list, marking the 11th 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.

“Frostburg State University is proud of our continued recognition as a Military Friendly School,” said Clarissa Lang, director of the Veterans Services Office. “We strive every day to provide the necessary tools and support to our veterans and their families to help them make a smooth transition to civilian student life.”

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 Schools Awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. FSU is one of 665 schools earning the Military Friendly designation out of more than 1,800 schools seeking it.

Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council of independent leaders in higher education. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey responses and government/agency public data sources within a logic-based assessment, and measuring the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for retention, graduation, job placement, repayment, persistence and loan default rates for all students and specifically, for student veterans.

FSU will be showcased along with other 2022-23 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 Clarissa Lang in the FSU Veterans Services Office at 301-687-4409 or calang@frostburg.edu.