Military Friendly ScholDakota State named Military Friendly School for second year in a row

Dakota State University has been recognized by Victory Media as a Military Friendly School. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service member, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of education from schools across the country.

“We are honored to be awarded the designation of a military friendly school for the second year in a row,” said DSU President Dr. David Borofsky.  “We are equally proud of our military personnel and veterans and take great care to help them succeed in their chosen field of study.  Their service to our country is important to everyone’s freedom and we will strive to help them reach their educational goals.”

The Military Friendly Schools media and website, found at, features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The schools on this year’s Military Friendly School list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

“I enjoy working with our military students here at Dakota State University,” said Dana Hoff, transfer specialist and veteran benefits coordinator at Dakota State.  “DSU is truly a military friendly school, I work hard to get the student benefits here so they can focus on their education.”

Last Updated: 11/1/12