The staff and faculty of Maryville College have, for the fourth time in four years, earned their way onto the Victory Media’s list of military friendly schools.
Schools on the list are recognized for success in attracting and supporting veterans and military-related students. These colleges provide positive outcomes not only for education but also employment for veterans and their families.
Ratings for military friendly status is based on student retention rate, graduation rate, job placement, loan repayment and more. Student-veterans’ opinion data also plays an important role in qualifying for the list. The student input amounts to a customer satisfaction survey.
Student veterans are a unique part of the nontraditional student population. More than 50 student veterans are currently enrolled at Maryville College. The college actively seeks veteran students because they add much to the college experience.
“We are grateful for their service and proud to welcome them as part of the Maryville College community,” said Maryville College President Tom Bogart. “Veterans add important dimension to the Maryville College experience. The life experience and professional skills developed in the military give our veterans context and insight that improve discussions in and out of class.”
Maryville College Veteran graduates of 2019 pose for a group photo.
Photo courtesy of MC Student Veterans Association.
Maryville College has long recognized the veteran’s unique contribution to the classroom and to the college experience as a whole.
Veterans exemplify the College’s mission of preparing students who “dedicate lives of creativity and service to the peoples of the world,” Bogart said. In addition to providing academic credit for formal military training, MC’s support for veterans includes many forms of financial assistance.
The College participates in the Tuition Assistance program, the Post 9-11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program and the Tennessee Strong Act. Other veteran educational benefits include the MC Helping Heroes Scholarship for those military members who have not accrued 100 percent of their VA education benefits.
The College has an active policy on accommodations for veterans with disabilities and career placement assistance specific for veterans. As it has throughout its 200-year history, MC has passed inspection for supporting military students and their families, once again.