Sunday February 17th, 2019 4:50AM

UNG named to 2019-2020 Military Friendly Schools list

By Alyson Shields Reporter

The University of North Georgia has been designated as a 2019-2020 Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

In Georgia, the UNG received a designation, alongside Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville.

Financial aid and assistance was UNG's top mark, exceeding the standard for military friendliness by 82 percent. UNG was also 67 percent above the standard in academic policies and 54 percent above the standard for culture and commitment.

"We are very excited about being selected again and will continue providing excellent service to our men and women of the armed forces," said Christy Orr, assistant director of student life for Veteran and Adult Learner Programs (VALP) at UNG.

UNG, which was in the large public category, has several initiatives for active duty service members, including VALP services, varying credit and learning initiatives through the Complete College Georgia plans, and "Green Zones" on all campuses that connect student veterans with resources.

Gwinnett Technical College ranked fourth in the large community college category.

The designation list is provided to service members and their families to help them select a school for the education and training needed to select a civilian school. 

Ratings 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 each 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.

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