Assumption University Earns Top 10 Military Friendly Award

Apr 20, 2023

Assumption University today announced it has earned the distinction of being among the country’s top military-friendly schools of higher education. In a survey of 1,800 participating colleges and universities, conducted by Military Friendly®, Assumption University was acknowledged as a “Top Ten” military-friendly institution — an achievement reached by only a select number of schools within the pool of participating organizations.

  • Assumption is one of only two four-years schools that made the Top Ten list in Massachusetts.
  • Assumption is one of just four four-year schools that made the Top Ten list in New England.
  • Assumption has been recognized as a military-friendly school by Military Friendly every year since 2019 due in large part to the work of the University’s Veterans Success Committee, comprised of administrators, faculty members and students.

The survey, conducted annually since 2003 by Military Friendly – owned and operated by veterans —  measures an organization’s commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunities for the military community.  A school’s ability to meet benchmarks for student retention, graduation, job placement, repayment, persistence, and loan default rates for student veterans are considered. Public data sources, proprietary data from the survey and personal data from surveys of veterans themselves all are used to evaluate the opportunities schools create for the military community.

“Assumption takes great pride in earning the Top Ten award from Military Friendly. The strategic and thoughtful work turned in by our dedicated Veterans Success Committee has had one goal in mind from its inception – to help military veterans achieve success in academics and in transitioning from combat zones to college life,” said Assumption General Counsel Michael Rubino who Chairs the Veterans Success Committee and who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and who is a Vietnam Veteran.

“Being on the ‘map’ as one of the top military-friendly schools in the nation is extremely gratifying. But our work does not end here. We will continue to go above and beyond to work toward the best academic and professional outcomes for the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving as a member of the armed forces,” Rubino said.

Assumption has several programs and services to assist veterans in their educational journey by providing a network of support, particularly through the Veterans Success Committee in working personally with active-duty servicemen and women, veterans, and their families. Among other opportunities, Assumption waives all application fees, offers Veteran-specific financial aid programs and packages, hosts an annual Veterans Day observance ceremony along with an educational lecture presented by a veteran or active military person, and offers a Veterans Lounge at the center of the campus for Veterans to meet, study, and learn from one another.