Regis College announced today that it has earned gold status recognition as a Military Friendly® School for 2023-2024. The university was recognized for the opportunities, outcomes, and programs it provides to military-connected students. Now in its thirteenth year, the prestigious list identifies institutions committed to serving the military and veteran community. This is Regis’ seventh appearance on the list.
“Regis is proud to provide an environment of success for military-connected students and their families,” said Nicholas Lanier, Director, Center for Veteran and Military Family Services. “The work our center performs on behalf of veteran-students and their families reflects the mission of Regis, one that welcomes and serves all without distinction. Providing support to Veterans, service members, and their families is one of many ways the university demonstrates our commitment to those who have served and their families as they achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals. I am thankful for the opportunity to continue helping my fellow Veterans and the unending support of the Regis community.”
The Regis Center for Veteran and Military Family Services offers comprehensive support to help military-connected students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Regis participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which allows veterans to receive funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs for their unmet tuition and fees. The university works closely with the Veterans Administration in securing GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness and Employment, Dependents' Educational Assistance, and other available supports for active-duty service members, veterans, and their families. The center also hosts programming for the campus community centering on the veteran experience. Upcoming events include an event with the Regis Children's Center on April 13, and Regis Men's Lacrosse is hosting the second annual military appreciation game on April 19.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.