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C of I recognized by Military Friendly Schools

The College of Idaho’s initiatives to support military service members, veterans and spouses as they pursue their educational goals have earned the institution a place on Victory Media’s 2014 Military Friendly Schools list.

The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

The College of Idaho participates in the Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon program, in which schools provide additional tuition funds to veterans.

“The College of Idaho has always welcomed military students and how much they contribute to our campus community,” said Lorna J. Hunter, vice president for  enrollment management. “The liberal arts education we offer emphasizes problem solving, critical thinking and strong communication skills – that’s a great fit for military students.”

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows The College of Idaho’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.” 

The College of Idaho’s profile on the Military Friendly Schools website is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/search/profile.aspx?id=142294. The website features interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.  Schools on the list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.