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Duquesne Again Named a Military Friendly School

Duquesne University has been named as a 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, joining just 15 percent of post-secondary educational institutions nationwide to earn this designation.

Victory Media, a Pittsburgh-based, veteran-owned firm that publishes GI Jobs and other periodicals tailored to the interests of members of the armed forces and their families, surveyed more than 12,000 schools and conducted research to determine the results. Earning a place on the list ensures that Duquesne will be listed in Victory Media's 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, a spot it has held for the past five years.

Schools on the list are not ranked but, according to Victory Media, each school exhibits a willingness to recruit and retain veterans and members of the military as students.

At Duquesne, for example, the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement offers military programs that are designed for veterans and active duty military personnel who seek career advancement or career change.

"Duquesne is actively seeking to provide a quality education and support to the student veteran community and is working to improve upon what the University has already established," said Theo Collins, president of the Duquesne University Student Veterans Association, a second-year law student and Marine veteran. "People throughout the administration really care about making sure that this distinguished and capable segment of the student body has the tools and support that they need to succeed." 

The auditing firm Ernst & Young LLP verified the survey methodology used to create the Military Friendly Schools list.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.