University of Jamestown named a Military Friendly School

University of Jamestown has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media. The list recognizes the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

University of Jamestown participates in the Yellow Ribbon program, part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Any student who qualifies for the program may attend University of Jamestown tuition-and-fees-free. About 20 to 25 students receive some form of veterans’ benefits each semester at University of Jamestown.

“The Yellow Ribbon program provides the University of Jamestown educational community an opportunity to show tangible and lasting support for our men and women in uniform, by providing our heroes with a quality education to last a lifetime,” says Scott Goplin, Vice President of Enrollment Management.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows University of Jamestown’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran.  “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.

Examples of aid include:
  • Academic Scholarships
  • Athletic Scholarships
  • Fine Arts Performance Awards
  • Journey Awards
UNIVERSITY OF JAMESTOWN at a glance
  • 1,000 students from 31 states and 13 countries
  • 13:1 student-faculty ratio
  • On-campus residence halls
  • 98% average placement rate in 2010 & 2011