NWHSU named a top Military Friendly® university in 2019

Rob Karwath for NWHSU | January 25, 2019

Northwestern Health Sciences University has been recognized again as a Military Friendly® university for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting student veterans.

2019 Military Friendly School

Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) has been recognized as a Military Friendly® university in 2019 for exhibiting leading practices in recruiting and supporting student veterans.

NWHSU is one of a thousand universities, colleges and trade schools nationwide to receive the Military Friendly® designation from Victory Media, which helps veterans with educational and employment options.

In addition to the Military Friendly® designation, NWHSU offers a 20 percent tuition discount to veterans, can cover additional costs as a veteran-friendly Yellow Ribbon School, has created a military leave of absence policy and has organized special events for veterans to try chiropractic, massage, acupuncture and other treatments to address pain, often caused by injuries suffered during military service.

NWHSU also has opened a Veterans Support Center to serve the needs of students who have served or are serving in the military. With a grant from the Home Depot Foundation and in partnership with the Students Serving Veterans Club, the center was built in the lower level of the Wolfe-Harris Center for Excellence.

Each year, the list of Military Friendly® schools helps service members and their families select colleges, universities and trade schools that allow them to pursue successful civilian careers. For the 2017 survey, institutions earning the Military Friendly® designation were evaluated using public data sources as well as survey responses. More than 1,600 schools participated, and 1,160 received the designation.

Ratings are determined by combining an institution’s survey scores with an assessment of the school’s rates for retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, degree advancement and loan defaults. The program is free and open to all post-secondary schools nationwide. Ratings are independently evaluated by a public accounting firm. Information is available on Northwestern's rating and information page and on the program's website

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