Barry University has earned the 2017-2018 Military Friendly® School designation. First published in 2009, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans.
Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey.
For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-18 survey, with 849 receiving the designation. Ratings methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Victory Media 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.
Barry University proudly welcomes those who served and continue to serve in the military. Our advisors work with veterans and students currently serving in the military from start to finish so that they can achieve their educational goals.
Through its School of Professional And Career Education (PACE), the University specifically built a military learning support network because it understands the unique challenges faced by students and their families. PACE advisors can assist students with Tuition Assistance programs, the Yellow Ribbon Program, the GI Bill and other benefits.
Barry University’s Extended Learning opportunities offer all active duty and their spouses a military tuition discount. This is $225 per credit hour at the bachelor’s level and $410 at the graduate level. Additionally, through our Experiential Learning Portfolio, families of military personnel can earn college credit toward their bachelor’s degree.
Our Portfolio program allows students to translate real-life learning into college credit. Students may earn up to 30 credits by demonstrating college-level learning in one of several academic disciplines.