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SUNY Orange Earns Military Friendly Designation

February 21, 2021

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. – For the sixth time in the past nine years, SUNY Orange has been named to the nationwide list of Military Friendly® schools by Viqtory Media, which measures and promotes organizations that “invest in programs that improve the lives of veterans.”

Through its Military Friendly® Schools program, Viqtory Media provides service members transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. First published in 2009, the Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to those colleges, universities and trade schools throughout the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.

The list will be included in the May issue of the company’s G.I. Jobs Magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com. 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 communities. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’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.

SUNY Orange was also listed as a Military Friendly® school in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2020.

To its nearly 300 veteran students, SUNY Orange offers a variety of services, including specialized academic advising, transfer counseling, transition assistance, personal counseling and accommodations for military students with disabilities. The College also provides a Veterans Resource Center where students can meet recreationally, gather to study and support each other. Collaborations with veterans services agencies and organizations within the county also bring an added array of resources to the campus.

For more information on SUNY Orange’s veterans services, visit www.sunyorange.edu/veterans.