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St. Thomas Aquinas College Earns 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School Designation

Feb 27, 2020

St. Thomas Aquinas College Earns 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School Designation

St. Thomas Aquinas College is excited to announce that it has earned 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation. This is a true testament to the programs that our institution offers the military community. 

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation.

The 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick, S.C., Ed.D., President of the College expressed, "I am so proud that St. Thomas Aquinas College has been consistently named a military-friendly school. We are so grateful for the service of our armed forces. We welcome them to continue their life pursuits through a quality higher education within a community that applauds their service."

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 STAC’s survey scores with the assessment of our College’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. Military Friendly’s National Director Josh Rosen stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for the Military Community as a whole.”

For more information about STAC’s student veteran programs, visit www.stac.edu/military-friendly.

About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data­-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post­secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

About Viqtory:
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.
 

Military Friendly red, white, and blue badge; circle with MF '20-21 School text in center

St. Thomas Aquinas College is excited to announce that it has earned 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation. This is a true testament to the programs that our institution offers the military community. 

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation.

The 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

Dr. Margaret Fitzpatrick, S.C., Ed.D., President of the College expressed, "I am so proud that St. Thomas Aquinas College has been consistently named a military-friendly school. We are so grateful for the service of our armed forces. We welcome them to continue their life pursuits through a quality higher education within a community that applauds their service."

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 STAC’s survey scores with the assessment of our College’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. Military Friendly’s National Director Josh Rosen stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for the Military Community as a whole.”

For more information about STAC’s student veteran programs, visit www.stac.edu/military-friendly.

About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data­-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post­secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

About Viqtory:
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.
 

For more information, contact: Annie Lombardi, 845.398.4016 or [email protected]
 

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent 4-year liberal arts college located on 60 acres in Rockland County, NY, which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s 2,800 full- and part-time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and its School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). For more information, visit www.stac.edu.