John Jay College of Criminal Justice Named to 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List and Recognized Among Top Online Programs

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Named to 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List and Recognized Among Top Online Programs

John Jay College of Criminal Justice Named to 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List and Recognized Among Top Online Programs

New York, NY, November 11, 2015— John Jay College of Criminal Justice announced today that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. The Military Friendly Schools Guide also named John Jay College one of the top 25 schools nationwide for online programs.

Now in its seventh year, Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. The designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.

 “At John Jay College, we believe that our nation’s military veterans deserve the very best we can provide to help ease their transition back into civilian life,” said Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College. “As the proud home of over 400 student veterans, we are honored to be recognized as a Military Friendly® School.”  

Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals.

“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”

John Jay College will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse Magazine, and on

Earlier this year, John Jay College was also recognized as a “Best for Vets” institution by Military Times magazine. Among the 600 colleges and universities listed, John Jay ranked #3 nationally, up from #16, ahead of all New York colleges and universities.

For more information about John Jay’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit the college’s Office of Military and Veteran Services website.

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About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit

About Military Friendly® Schools: 
The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of thousands of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board comprised of educators and HR, diversity and recruitment professionals from schools across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on our website,

About Victory Media: 
Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals. Our data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. Learn more about our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.