Ivy Tech-Bloomington named military friendly school for second consecutive year

November 8, 2012

Ivy Tech-Bloomington named military friendly school for second consecutive year

For the second consecutive year, Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has been named a military friendly school by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

Currently, Ivy Tech-Bloomington enrolls approximately 300 students who receive benefits from the G.I. Bill.

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus offers scholarships and discounts, maintains a student veteran organization, and offers military credits and other services for those who served. The campus also hosts other veteran support services, such as volunteer collections for donations to homeless veterans.

One popular support service offered by the campus is “veterans-only” sections of academic classes, such as Ivy Tech New Student Seminar (IVYT 120).  “Our New Student Seminar classes typically focus on preparing new students to succeed during their college journey. However, veteran and military students often have different and unique challenges to overcome.

In 2012, Ivy Tech-Bloomington also began providing support for veterans claiming benefits from the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).  The VRAP program helps unemployed veterans train for a new career. The campus currently has 30 students participating in the program for Fall Semester and plans to enroll additional students for the Spring Semester.

The Military Friendly Schools list is compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Institutions are ranked based on their policies, academic accreditations, and financial commitment to recruiting and retaining military and veteran students.

For a full list of G.I. Job’s military schools, visit at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and also annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers” and “Military Friendly Franchises.”

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.