Cresson, Pa. – Mount Aloysius College has been awarded Military FriendlyⓇ designation for the twelfth consecutive year and achieved GOLD status for the fourth year. The College was also awarded the Military Spouse Friendly Schools award this year. The GOLD status distinction is awarded to higher education institutions that provide outstanding service for the military and veteran members of their student bodies. The Military Spouse Friendly Schools award is given to schools that create sustainable and meaningful education paths for military spouses.

A Military Friendly school is chosen by VIQTORY Inc. and helps military personnel find the best schools in the country that will help them reach their educational objectives.

“We are very proud to have received this award for the 12th consecutive year,” said Mount Aloysius College President John McKeegan. “Several members of my family are veterans, and solid support of military personnel is very important to me. I’m proud to be a part of a college where service to our country is honored by faculty, staff, and institutional policy.”

This list of institutions is composed through the analysis of public data and survey results. VIQTORY and the Military Friendly Advisory Council focus on schools that have high student retention, graduation percentages, job placement rates, and financial support.

This acknowledgement exhibits the tireless efforts of the Mount Aloysius faculty and staff to help United States service personnel achieve academic and career goals. The College waives application fees and tuition deposits for veterans to assist them getting started on their educational journey. Mount Aloysius also has a Military Service Members Social Club on campus to promote togetherness and belonging. The Military Friendly listing helps military personnel, veterans and their family members find educational opportunities, and Mount Aloysius will continue to actively support military students and their families.