Rowan College South Jersey (RCSJ) is proud to be named among VIQTORY’s G.I. Jobs Magazine list of top ten Military Friendly Schools for 2022-23. Out of the 1,800 institutions participating from across the nation, RCSJ ranked third within its category for leading practices, outcomes and effective programs that benefit student-veterans.
VIQTORY, a veteran-owned business, provides data-driven guidance on which schools are doing the most to embrace veterans as students. The annual list, viewable at militaryfriendly.com, is based on extensive research using public data sources, input from student-veterans and responses to proprietary surveys. Institutions are rated on their ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, degree advancement, and loan default rates for all students, but specifically for student-veterans.
“It is an honor to assist New Jersey veterans, who have served their country with such dedication and selflessness, as they now use their hard-earned educational benefits to pursue a degree,” RCSJ President Frederick Keating said. “For any veteran who is ready to expand and explore their career opportunities through higher education, RCSJ stands ready to provide support and guidance.”
RCSJ has long been committed to the positive outcomes VIQTORY seeks for student-veterans in higher education. The college maintains a fully staffed Office of Military Services on both campuses to provide guidance on programs, services, and resources available to military students at RCSJ and how they can access their G.I. Bill benefits.
The office also works to provide scholastic assistance through academic advising, encourage support and camaraderie through military-specific campus organizations and events, and connect students with available resources within their local community.
“Our military students are treated like extended family from the moment they arrive, right up to their graduation. RCSJ has a Student Veterans Association we sponsor, a veterans’ bookshelf, priority registration and many other resources that create a Military Friendly culture to help these students succeed in their academic goals,” John Ryder, director of Military Services at RCSJ said. “I’m proud of our Military Services team and we are honored to rank number 3 in the country within our category. We look forward to continuing to support our military students as part of our commitment to serving those who have served their country.”
To learn more about the program, services and support for student-veterans at Rowan College of South Jersey, visit rcsj.edu/veterans.