ShareThis Page

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.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.

click me