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ODU Named Top Military-Friendly University in Ohio

For the ninth consecutive year, Victory Media has named Ohio Dominican University (ODU) a Military Friendly School.

Dec 4, 2017

For the ninth consecutive year, Victory Media has named Ohio Dominican University (ODU) a Military Friendly School. The organization also has named Ohio Dominican a Top 10 Gold school, ranking ODU the best in Ohio among private colleges and universities with fewer than 10,000 students. ODU is also ranked fourth in the United States, which is one spot higher than the 2017 rankings.

The 2018 Military Friendly Schools list recognizes colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus.

“Our veterans perform extraordinarily well in the classroom and go on to success in their workplace and their communities,” said ODU’s PATRIOTS Program director, Major General Dennis Laich, (Ret.) AUS. “With this honor we are more committed than ever to serving America's veterans.”

To further demonstrate its commitment to providing current military servicemembers, veterans and military education benefits-eligible dependents with an opportunity to enhance their academic credentials, ODU recently announced a “Salute to Service Scholarship.” Beginning in 2018, ODU will cover up to $3,000 in tuition per semester that is not already covered by military education benefits, or other state and federal grants and scholarships. The scholarship will help many military students achieve their goal of completing a degree at little to no personal expense.

ODU first launched the PATRIOTS Program more than 20 years ago to meet the educational needs of returning Gulf War veterans. Through PATRIOTS, veterans can achieve their academic goals by pursuing either an associate, bachelor's or master's degree. The University reintroduced the PATRIOTS Program in response to the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008, also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill. ODU is an active participant in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Yellow Ribbon program.

The Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act enables those veterans who qualify for the educational benefit to earn a college degree or graduate degree. Depending on the number of active-duty months they have served, Post-9/11 veterans in Ohio may qualify for as much as 100 percent of their schooling expenses, with allowances for monthly living expenses, books and student activity fees. Veterans may receive up to 36 months of assistance (or four academic years).

The list can be viewed by visiting https://militaryfriendly.com/.

For more information on ODU’s Office of Military Services, visit ohiodominican.edu/Military or contact (614) 251-7400 or military@ohiodominican.edu.

About Military Friendly and Victory Media
The Military Friendly Employers and Military Friendly Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of leading companies and colleges nationwide. The survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent advisory council of educators and employers, and tested by EY based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey is administered for free. Criteria for consideration and recipients of the designation can be found at militaryfriendly.com. Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, entrepreneurial and education opportunities through its G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur, STEM Jobs and Military Friendly brands. Learn more about Victory Media at victorymedia.com.

About Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Dominican University is a comprehensive, four-year, private, liberal arts and master’s institution, founded in 1911 in the Catholic and Dominican tradition by the Dominican Sisters of Peace. The University has approximately 1,700 students and offers undergraduate degrees in 40 majors and nine graduate degree programs. At ODU, students connect their passion with a purpose.