Robert Morris University Continues to Rise In Military Friendly Rankings – Achieves Top 10 Status
Robert Morris University announced on Tuesday that it has been recognized as one of the top 10 national doctoral-granting universities to receive the prestigious Military Friendly Gold ranking for 2023-2024. This is the university’s third consecutive year of achieving Gold status and its first entry into the Top 10.
The Military Friendly designation indicates a high ranking of participating schools based on factors including retention, graduation, job placement, repayment, persistence, and loan default rates for all students and for student veterans. It comes from Viqtory, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities.
RMU is one of 250 institutions selected for Gold award status of the more than 1,800 universities and professional schools participating in Viqtory’s 2023-2024 survey.
“I am grateful that our university has once again been recognized for its drive to do everything it can to support our veteran, military, and military family students,” said David Ausman, Director of the RMU Center for Veterans and Military Families. “Our goal is and always has been not to earn any recognition but simply to do the right thing for all of our students.”
In November of 2021, RMU expanded its Military Service Award to cover all tuition and fees for any undergraduate programs of study for veterans, service members, or their spouses or dependents using the Post-9/11 GI Bill, regardless of their benefit coverage level.
“RMU is proud to serve those who have done so much to serve our country,” said Derya Jacobs, Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Strategic Initiatives. “To be honored as a Top 10 Military Friendly institution inspires all of us to work even harder to provide nothing short of best-in-class education, support, and services to these incredible students.”
The Military Friendly ratings program was started in 2003 as an advocacy vehicle to encourage civilian organizations to invest in programs to recruit, retain and advance veterans as employees, entrepreneurs, and students. The 2023-24 Military Friendly Schools is published in Viqtory’s “G.I. Jobs” magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.