BHSU named to Military Friendly Schools list for sixth consecutive year

Author: BHSU Communications/Monday, November 9, 2015/Categories: 2015

Black Hills State University was named to Victory Media's 2016 Military Friendly Schools, recently. This is the sixth consecutive year BHSU has made the list.

The Military Friendly Schools is awarded to the top 15 percent of higher educational institutions that do the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure academic success. BHSU was named to the list in recognition of its support for student veterans on campus, graduation and employment outcomes and military spouse policies.

"BHSU appreciates the sacrifices that veterans of every generation have made in service to the country and their communities," Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., BHSU president said. A veteran himself, President Jackson notes that the University is proud to welcome veterans and is dedicated to supporting their academic success.  

BHSU is consistently recognized nationally for service to military students. The University has been named to the list of Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media for six consecutive years the University also was named to the Military Times "Best for Vets: Business Schools in 2013 and 2014. In 2015 BHSU was named a Top School in the Military Advanced Education (MAE) Guide to Colleges and Universities.

BHSU offers a variety of services to help military members' with their academic needs. The University also offers student support services, including disability accommodations, free tutoring, scholarships specifically for student veterans, academic advising, financial aid counseling, career counseling and veteran's resources.

The University also provides space for a student veteran center on campus and at BHSU-Rapid City.

BHSU, the only comprehensive institution in western South Dakota, offers bachelors, masters and associates degrees. In addition to the classroom, online and evening courses offer flexible options to earn a degree. BHSU-Rapid City, located close to the Ellsworth Air Force Base where the military members' are stationed, also offers a variety of programs along with evening, online and daytime classes, as well.

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