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CSU Named to 2018 List of Military Friendly Schools

University honored for 9th consecutive year

The Veteran Student Success Program at Cleveland State University has earned national recognition for its commitment to helping military veterans succeed in college as well as in their future careers.

For the ninth consecutive year, CSU has been named a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media, publisher of the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools. Schools that receive this designation are evaluated across 10 categories, including military support on campus and outcomes for graduation and employment.

“CSU is dedicated to providing academic and financial resources, mentorship and cultural support to ensure our veterans have every opportunity to earn their degree,” says Robert Shields, coordinator of Viking Vets and retired U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander. “We are honored to again receive this important designation and will continue to strive to improve services to our veterans.”

Close to 600 veterans are currently enrolled at CSU, which offers a full range of support services for veterans and their families. For more information, please visit the Veteran Student Success Program website or call 216.875.9996.

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly Schools survey from participating institutions.

The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at