MU designated as Military Friendly School for 2017

The University of Missouri has once again been designated a Military Friendly School for helping military students succeed in the classroom and after graduation.

For the eighth consecutive year, publisher Victory Media has recognized the exceptional academic experience MU delivers to military personnel and their families — on campus and off.

Each year, the list of Military Friendly Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

“It’s extremely gratifying to see women and men in uniform at Mizzou, refining their skills to better serve their country and their communities,” said Kim Siegenthaler, director of Mizzou Online.

Mizzou makes it easy for military personnel and their families to advance their education by providing more than 95 fully accredited degree and certificate programs entirely or partially online.

MU also offers a 10 percent tuition award to veterans, active duty service members, Reservists, National Guardsmen, military spouses and dependents who want to study online 

“MU’s online degree programs and courses are helping service members of all branches and career stages, as well as their families, both here in Missouri and around the world,” Siegenthaler said.

Another way MU helps military personnel and their families transition between service and academia is the MU Veterans Center. At the start of the fall 2016 semester, 687 veterans and their dependents were enjoying their G.I. Bill benefits at Mizzou.

“The University of Missouri continues its strong commitment of providing a welcoming environment for service members, veterans and their families as they pursue postsecondary degrees,” said Robert Ross, director of the MU Veterans Center. 

“The Military Friendly designation reaffirms that we are serious about our obligation to assist these outstanding students. Our full-service, one-stop resource center is connected to important campus partners that all work toward smoothing the transition to college life,” Ross said.

Are you a veteran, active duty service member, Reservist, National Guardsman, or a military spouse or dependent and want to study online? See if you’re eligible for the Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award.