Pittsburgh -- Robert Morris University was named to the 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs, an education and career guide for veterans and members of the armed services.
G.I. Jobs evaluates colleges and universities based on their efforts to recruit military and veteran students, programs and services for veterans, and academic quality. RMU joins 65 other institutions in Pennsylvania named to the list.
“We are gratified to be recognized for our success in giving veterans and active-duty personnel the opportunity to earn a degree and enhance their careers,” said RMU President Gregory G. Dell’Omo. “It is just a small measure of our appreciation to veterans for all they have done for our nation.”
Last year, RMU became one of the first private universities in the nation to announce that service members who qualify for educational benefits under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill would be able to earn their degree free of charge at the university. Approximately 175 veterans have enrolled at RMU under the G.I. Bill.
In June, the university opened the Veterans Education and Training Service Center, which provides enrollment and academic advising as well as other transition services to students who are military veterans.
"The Military Friendly Schools list is the gold standard in letting veterans know which schools will offer them the greatest opportunity, flexibility and overall experience,” said Derek Blumke, president of Student Veterans of America and a member of the list's Academic Advisory Board.
“It's especially important now with so many veterans returning home who are looking for direction to take the next step in their careers," said Blumke.
For more information about studying at RMU as a veteran go to http://vets.rmu.edu.