Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Fourth Straight Year

Oct. 7, 2014
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Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Fourth Straight Year

Victory Media, which serves military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted Military Friendly Schools list for the fourth year in a row. The Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

FSU ranked highly in the categories of on-campus military support, credit acceptance, tuition assistance, spouse and dependent policies and flexibility.

"Because of our ongoing commitment to veterans and their families, Victory Media has once again designated our University a Military Friendly School," said FSU President Jonathan Gibralter. "By doing what we can to ensure their success in college and after graduation, we honor those who have sacrificed so much."

In addition, late last year FSU was named one of the top-ranked schools in the 2014 edition of the U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans rankings, recognizing schools that participate in federal initiatives helping veterans and active service member apply, pay for and complete their degrees.

Also in the past year, FSU teamed up with University of Maryland University College to offer its undergraduate education program at military installations across Europe, part of a major Department of Defense contract with UMUC. The initial program is presenting FSU's secondary education program at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, which began this fall.

The 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2015 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.

The Military Friendly Schools media and website ( feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The colleges, universities and trade schools on this year's list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. The schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services for those who served.

A full story and detailed list of 2015 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. Complete survey methodology is available at

For more information about services to military and veteran students and their dependents at FSU, Contact the FSU Veterans Affairs office at 301-687-4409 or

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 or Follow FSU on Twitter @frostburgstate.


For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589