UMT Designated A "2017 Military Friendly School" by Victory
ARLINGTON, Virginia, November 10, 2016
The University of Management and Technology is
pleased to announce that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly®
School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I.
Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military
Spouse. UMT has won the "Military Friendly School" title six years
consecutively. UMT will be showcased along with other 2017 Military
Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military
Friendly® Schools, special education issues of
G .I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on militaryfriendly.com.
First published in 2009, Military
Friendly® Schools is one of the most comprehensive, powerful
resources for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military
Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families,
helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the
education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated
using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media's proprietary
survey. More than 1,700 schools participated in the 2017 survey; 1,273 were
awarded the designation. Rating methodology, criteria, and weightings were
determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly®
Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military
recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the
institution's survey scores with the assessment of the institution's ability to
meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan
Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates
for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory
Media, "Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of
colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to
provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation's student veterans.
Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the
Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our
goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career
UMT offers need-based military
scholarships for military personnel and their dependents and veterans. Qualified
military personnel and veterans can earn a degree without any out-of-pocket
expense after TA, GI Bill, or DANTES benefits are applied. A free-of-charge
Textbook Loan Program is available for active duty personnel and dependents
residing with them who are granted the UMT Military Scholarship. Up to 75% of
the required hours for an undergraduate degree and 50% of the required hours for
a graduate degree can be transferred. UMT follows the JST and CCAF credit
guidelines. It accepts CLEP and DSST scores for college credit.
UMT is an
LOI school in the GoArmyEd system and a member of Servicemembers Opportunity
Colleges (SOC) Consortium. UMT is a university participant in USAF's Air
University's Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program. UMT is a
strategic partner of Defense Acquisition University (DAU). UMT is named
"Military Friendly School" by Victory Media in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and
2016 and also named as one of the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-13, 2013-14,
2014-15 and 2015-16 "Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities" by
Military Advanced Education magazine.