G.I. Jobs Magazine Awards HPU a Military Friendly School Designation
HPU is Recognized for its Efforts for Education in the Military
(HONOLULU – Aug. 18, 2009) Hawai‘i Pacific University has been named as a Military Friendly School for 2010 by G.I. Jobs magazine. The honor ranks HPU in the top 15% of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide, who are doing the most to embrace America's military and veterans as students.
As a Military Friendly School, HPU will be included with a basic listing in G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which will be published in Sept. 2009.
"This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they are academically qualified. So schools are clamoring around for them like never before. Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend."
In addition to the HPU downtown, windward Hawai‘i Loa campus, and affiliate Oceanic Institute, Hawai‘i Pacific provides educational opportunities to the military and veterans through Military Campus Programs on all Oahu military installations, and through extensive distance learning programs.
Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations. Schools on the list also offer additional benefits to student veterans including on-campus veteran programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more.
Hawai‘i Pacific University is the state’s largest private university with more than 8,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. HPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council on Social Work Education, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.