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Indian River State College Earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly School Designation

Indian River State College Earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly School Designation

February 23, 2021 Suzanne Seldes

Indian River State College (IRSC) has earned the 2021–2022 Military Friendly​® School designation from Viqtory. Institutions earning the Military Friendly​® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation. 

Indian River State College (IRSC) has earned the 2021–2022 Military Friendly​® ​School designation from Viqtory.

“We are honored by this recognition as a Military Friendly® school,” shares Christine Denaro, Veterans Benefit’s Advisor. “IRSC has a deeply held commitment to provide our veterans with the best experience possible as a student at our College. As a Military Friendly® school, we commit to find new ways that we can serve veterans at IRSC.”

The 2021-2022​ Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at​

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs. Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community,” shares Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®

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 response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic-based scoring assessment. We measure 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.

For more information about IRSC student veteran programs, visit

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.​    

Criteria for consideration can be found at​m.

About Indian River State College

A leader in education and innovation, Indian River State College transforms lives by offering high-quality, affordable and accessible education to the residents of Florida’s Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie counties through traditional and online delivery. IRSC is recipient of the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. The College serves nearly 30,000 students annually and offers more than 100 programs leading to Bachelor’s degrees, Associate degrees, technical certificates and applied technology diplomas. Learn more at  

About Viqtory:

Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at

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