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Area colleges, universities named 'military-friendly'

| Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, 6:54 p.m.

More than a dozen Pittsburgh-area colleges and universities have been named to an advocacy group's list of “military-friendly” institutions based in part on support and perks for service members and veterans.

California University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Duquesne University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, La Roche College, Point Park University, Robert Morris University, Seton Hill University, Slippery Rock University, the University of Pittsburgh, Washington & Jefferson College and community colleges in Allegheny, Beaver and Westmoreland counties all made Moon-based Victory Media's 2017 list of “Military-Friendly” schools.

The organization weighs general performance metrics like retention, graduation and job placement rates, along with the school's support for and participation in programs for veterans and service members.

The local schools are among 1,273 across the country to get the designation for 2017, said spokeswoman Susan Matis.

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