NSU Earns 2020-2021 Military Friendly School Designation

FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce that it has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation.

“Over the years we’ve worked to make NSU a welcoming place for our Veterans, and this designation recognizes those efforts,” said Dr. George Hanbury, NSU President. “NSU is home to more than 1,000 student veterans, with many more being NSU faculty or staff members. We will continue to make these valued members of our community feel at home.”

Some of the ways NSU is meeting the needs of its veteran population include:

  • Veterans Resource Center. This center is a centralized location for services specifically designed for our veterans and military affiliated students. Its mission is multifaceted and includes the facilitation of academic success, transitional assistance, supporting university and community engagement, providing professional development opportunities, and ultimately graduation and career attainment.
  • Veterans Access Clinic. Thanks to a $5 million appropriation from the Florida Legislature and governor, NSU is bringing the full weight of its well-established clinical services to serve those who served our country. Veterans – those who are NSU students as well as veterans in the South Florida community – and their immediate family (spouse, children) will be able to visit or call this new clinic where NSU staff will help coordinate all the appointments they may need. This includes, but is not limited to: NSU’s medical, dental, optometry or psychology clinic, and if NSU doesn’t have the expertise in-house, through a network of community providers, staff will help the patient identify a provider and facilitate the referral so the necessary services can be provided.
  • In 2019, NSU debuted its new U.S. Army ROTC program. Army ROTC is an elective curriculum that students take along with their required college classes. It provides the tools, training and experiences that will help students succeed in any competitive environment. Along with great leadership training, Army ROTC can help pay for college tuition. Because Army ROTC is an elective, students can participate their freshman and sophomore years without any obligation to join the Army.


Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation.

The 2020-­2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

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.


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About Nova Southeastern University (NSU): At NSU, students don’t just get an education, they get the competitive edge they need for real careers, real contributions and real life. A dynamic, private research university, NSU is providing high-quality educational and research programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree levels. Established in 1964, the university includes 16 colleges, the 215,000-square-foot Center for Collaborative Research, a private JK-12 grade school, the Mailman Segal Center (early childhood education) with specialists in Autism, the world-class NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, and the Alvin Sherman Library, Research and Information Technology Center, one of Florida’s largest public libraries. NSU students learn at our campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Miramar, Orlando, Palm Beach, and Tampa, Florida, as well as San Juan, Puerto Rico, and online globally. Classified as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU is one of only 50 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification, and is also the largest private institution in the United States that meets the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria as a Hispanic-serving Institution. Please visit www.nova.edu for more information.

About Military Friendly® Schools: 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. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post­secondary schools that wish to participate.



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