K-State is among the most military-friendly schools in the nation, according to G.I. Jobs magazine.
The magazine has included K-State on its 2011 list of schools that cater to the military. It's the second year in a row K-State has received the honor, which is given to only 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools in the nation.
G.I. Jobs magazine shows people affiliated with the military how to continue their education and transition into the civilian work force. According to the magazine, military-friendly schools are ones with a strong interest in recruiting and retaining military students. K-State had more than 1,100 military-related students in the spring 2010 semester.
As part of the honor, the university will be included in G.I. Jobs magazine's 2011 Guide to Military Friend Schools, to be released in September, and in an online listing at http://MilitaryFriendlySchools.com.
"This honor speaks highly of K-State's long tradition of serving the educational needs of our veterans, active-duty military personnel and their family members," said Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students. "Whether they're taking classes on campus, through our many distance education programs or through our longstanding programs at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth, K-State is committed to providing the services and support they need to succeed."