Rhode Island College named a ‘military friendly’ institution
Evan Christopher White
Rhode Island College has been ranked as a Military Friendly® school for 2017. This honor comes from Victory Media, an online portal for active and ex-military personnel who are interested in pursuing higher education.
Victory Media had surveyed over 8,800 institutions across the United States, using a mix of their own surveys and public data from each institution in order to calculate the likelihood of each institution providing essential needs to veterans and active service members. Their survey calculated military friendliness by looking into each institution’s graduation rates, career placement abilities, loan repayment and default rates and retention rates. Within each category surveyed by Victory Media, Rhode Island College surpassed the benchmark required to be considered Military Friendly. Out of all the institutions surveyed, only 1,273 were designated with the honor of being Military Friendly.
Scott Kane, the interim vice President for student affairs commented on the ranking, stating, “Rhode Island College is once again proud to receive the designation as a Military Friendly School.” Mr. Kane further added praise for the faculty of Rhode Island College saying, “Faculty and staff across our campus contribute to a comprehensive effort to support our military and veteran students, and this recognition is a tribute to their efforts.” The President of Rhode Island College, Frank D. Sanchez also expressed his gratitude stating, “Rhode Island College supports our men and women who have served in the armed forces. It’s important now for us to prepare them for the workforce. We have a network of resources in place to help our veterans navigate their path toward a college degree. We are forever grateful for their service and are honored to have been recognized as a military-friendly school.”