Editor's Note: This post was originally published February 2019 and has recently been updated and revised for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
New Horizons Computer Learning Centers announced today that it has earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School Silver Designation. This will be the seventh consecutive year receiving this award. The 2019 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.
New Horizons is a premier training provider focusing on training our Veteran students. This recognition promotes New Horizons' ability and desire to assist Veteran students in furthering their career goals.
"Over the last 13 years with New Horizons I have seen life changing transformations. Thousands of veterans, active duty and their family members have entered our doors looking for guidance, help and a fresh start. Without fail we have created an environment where our student can thrive, military or civilian. Today, I love my job more than ever! Being a part of their journey, serving them, is truly a blessing." VP of Career Development, Cindy Sutherland.
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Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year 766 schools earned this prestigious designation.
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 the 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.
“This recognition brings validation that our training programs are an excellent option for Veteran Students who want to enter or further their careers in the IT industry,” said Shelley Morris, executive vice president and chief operations officer. “New Horizons is a premier training provider focusing on training our Veteran students. This recognition promotes New Horizons' ability and desire to assist Veteran students in furthering their career goals.”
For more information about New Horizons student veteran programs, get in touch with one of our career experts, or read our new guide on maximizing your veteran benefits.
About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions.
The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.