Platt College San Diego Named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List
SAN DIEGO (November 11th, 2016)— We are happy to announce today that Platt College San Diego has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs SM , and Military Spouse. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. More than 1,600 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,160 were awarded with the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community.
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.
“On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of Platt College San Diego we are honored to be named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List for the sixth year in a row. Having served in the Military myself I have the utmost respect for those that have honorably served our country. We at Platt want to take this opportunity to wish all the Veterans and their families a wonderful Veterans Day. Thank you for your service.” – Chairman, Robert Leiker
According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”
For more information about Platt College San Diego’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit the Military section of our website at https://platt.edu/military/. Platt College San Diego will be showcased along with other 2017 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on militaryfriendly.com.
About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly ® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by EY. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate.
Criteria for consideration can be found at: https://militaryfriendly.com.
About Platt College San Diego:
Platt College San Diego’s educational programs are designed to empower you and generate a creative atmosphere of learning and development. Whether you are a first-time college student, returning to college, transitioning from the military, an international student, or another scenario, we are happy to provide the information applicable to each unique situation. At PCSD, you are not a number. You are part of the PCSD family! We care about each of you and your future from the first day until long after graduation. We look forward to learning about your goals!
About Victory Media:
Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® , Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur ® , STEM Jobs SM and Military Friendly ® brands. Learn more about Victory Media at www.victorymedia.com.
For further information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Platt College San Diego
Gordon C. James PR