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Ferris State University Honored as Military Friendly School

Ferris State is a military friendly schoolFerris State University once again has been recognized as a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, a publication for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The annual list includes the top 15 percent of schools nationwide that provide the best experience and support for service members, veterans and their spouses to ensure their success on campus. The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on the list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

“It certainly is nice recognition for Ferris,” Adam Forbes, the university’s veterans program specialist, said of the list, which is compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs-approved schools nationwide.

The list is included in the G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, an annual publication distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.

Ferris currently has about 470 self-identified veterans and about 250 students who are using V.A. benefits, said Forbes.