SAVANNAH — U.S. Veterans Magazine has named Armstrong State University as one of the 2017 Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools.
The annual review is an evaluation of the nation’s employers, initiatives, government agencies and educational institutions. Lists were compiled from market research, independent research, diversity conference participation and survey responses to determine which universities provide learning environments conducive to student veteran success.
"We are honored to be included in U.S. Veterans Magazine’s Top Veteran-Friendly Schools’ 2017 list," Armstrong Director of Military Education Outreach and Success Phil Gore said. "Armstrong’s equity, diversity and inclusion policies, programs and services related to veterans played a major role in our selection. A lot of credit goes to that department for recognizing this part of our student population and taking actions to contribute to the development and growth of our veteran-friendly campus culture."
Earlier this year, Armstrong was named 4th in the nation among four-year schools on the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 list. The university has also been honored as a Top 100 Military Spouse Friendly School by Military Spouse magazine and a Gold Level Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. The university is ranked in the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide for its military friendly status. Armstrong also has a Green Zone program to support military-affiliated students on campus through faculty and staff awareness training and currently waives all mandatory fees for active duty military.
In addition to providing a supportive campus environment for military students, Armstrong is part of a network of universities that guarantees transferability of credits for military students, provides in-state tuition for members of the military and their families and offers college credit for military experience.
As a complement to Armstrong’s main campus in Savannah, the university operates the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville, which helps members of the military community and their families pursue higher education and earn college degrees in key fields in Liberty County.
Armstrong is in the process of merging with Georgia Southern University, which will maintain the Savannah and Hinesville campuses.