Hannibal-LaGrange University has announced that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® School is a resource used by veterans. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue and civilian career.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,700 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,273 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with the 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.

“Hannibal-Lagrange University is pleased to receive the Military Friendly® 2017 designation,” said HLGU president Dr. Anthony W. Allen. “We are proud to assist the men and women who serve our country in continuing their education and achieving their goals. We look forward to assisting veteran students and their eligible family members with financial aid packages as well as helping veterans transition from the military to a classroom setting.”

According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and chief product officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”

For more information about HLGU’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, contact the admissions office at 800-HLG-1119, or via email at admissions@hlg.edu.

Hannibal-LaGrange University will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine, and on militaryfriendly.com.