Indiana Tech earns Military Friendly® designations for 2023-24March 13, 2023
Indiana Tech has been designated a Military Friendly® School for 2023-24 by Viqtory, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities. Military Friendly® is the standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community.
In addition to Military Friendly® status, Indiana Tech was also recognized as a Top 10-Gold Level institution among graduate programs. According to Viqtory, a Top 10-Gold Level designation indicates Indiana Tech is a “guidon bearer to military/veteran programs and initiatives,” and sets standards for other institutions to follow. This is the 12th consecutive year that Indiana Tech has been recognized as a Military Friendly® School.
“Receiving Gold Status and Top Ten again this year is directly related to the commitment the Military and Veteran Services team at Indiana Tech has for our students,” said Ryan Ozbun, associate vice president of Military & Veteran Services at Indiana Tech. “Our team has grown this past year, allowing us to better serve our military and veteran student population, and our goal is to be the best possible educational choice for those who are currently serving or have served. In the coming year, we are looking forward to bringing Indiana Tech to active duty bases, armories and reserve centers across the nation, as we continue to expand our first class service to military and veterans looking for a great education and great educational experience.”
Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Viqtory 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 response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic-based scoring assessment. Viqtory measures 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.
“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process,” said Kayla Lopez, national director of military partnerships, Military Friendly®. “Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the military community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools that achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.”
Indiana Tech’s Military & Veteran Services team extends its support to current members of the military, veterans and military spouses, as well as civilian Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs employees. Learn more at military.indianatech.edu.