For the third year in a row, the University of the Incarnate Word has been listed as a military friendly school by “G.I. Jobs”, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, “G.I. Jobs” incorporated a survey of student veterans for the first time. The feedback provided prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students.

The 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served. The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide.

A full story and detailed list of Military Friendly Schools was highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools published in October. The newly redesigned website, found at, features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans with their school decisions.