Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010
MAGAZINE RATES K-STATE AMONG NATION'S MOST MILITARY-FRIENDLY SCHOOLS
MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University 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."
These support services include an on-campus office of veterans affairs; a designated counselor at the K-State office of student financial assistance who specializes in scholarship and financial aid opportunities for members of the military and their family members; a special merit-based scholarship program for college-bound children and spouses of Fort Riley military personnel; and housing for ROTC and other military students at the Saunders Barracks in K-State's Jardine Complex.
K-State's Division of Continuing Education also makes courses and degree programs available to military students and their families through distance education, Evening College on the Manhattan campus and at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth. The division has an office at Fort Riley that provides academic counseling, course delivery and information. K-State also has a partnership with Barton County Community College, which offers classes at Fort Riley, allowing students to earn both an associate's degree from the community college and a bachelor's degree from K-State.
In addition, K-State offers popular master's and doctoral degree programs in operations research, adult and continuing education, security studies, and history at Fort Leavenworth's Command and General Staff College.