Baker College wins Silver award status as one of the most military friendly colleges according to national survey.
Three Michigan universities are among the most military friendly in the country, according to a national survey.
Eastern Michigan University, Northern Michigan University and Western Michigan University all earned “Top Ten” honors on the Military Friendly Schools list for the 2023- 24 school year.
EMU in Ypsilanti consistently ranks high on the list, while NMU and WMU are new entries in the “Top Ten” designation.
“We tell our student veterans when they arrive at EMU that they have come to the right place,” said retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Mike Wise, assistant director of Military and Veteran Services at EMU. “We take care of our student veterans, military students, and beneficiaries like family, much like the military trains us to do.”
This is the sixth straight year that EMU earned a “Top Ten” designation. EMU credits its rankings to its veteran support center established in 2014, which serves more than 500 student veterans per year, officials said.
More than 1,800 schools participated in the publication’s survey, with the “Top Ten” designation considered the most elite.
There were 250 schools selected for “Gold” award status for their “leading practices, outcomes and effective programs,” the publication states, while the next highest levels are “Silver” and “Bronze.” The Dearborn-based College for Creative Studies earned “Gold” honors.
A number of Michigan colleges earned “Silver” recognition, including: Baker College, University of Detroit Mercy, Jackson College, Lawrence Technological University, Michigan Technological University, Saginaw Valley State University, Wayne State University and WMU Cooley Law School campuses in Lansing and Tampa Bay, Florida.
The Northwestern Technological Institute in Southfield, Michigan, which focuses on HVAC repair training, also earned “Silver” honors.
Written by Samuel Dodge for MLive