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Lake Area Tech Earns 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School Designation

Posted on: March 20, 2023   |   Category: News
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For Immediate Release
MARCH 20, 2023

WATERTOWN, SD – Officials at Lake Area Technical College announced today that it has earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School Gold-Level designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.

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 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.

“We are committed to providing our student veterans a seamless transition from military to civilian life to life as a successful student,” Lake Area Tech President Tiffany Sanderson said. “Earning the Gold-Level Military Friendly® School award is a reflection of the efforts our entire services staff put forth every day and is a noble honor for our college.”

The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

This is the 13th year Lake Area Tech has received the Military Friendly® School award and the seventh time it has received added-level status. For more information about Lake Area Tech’s student veteran services, visit https://www.lakeareatech.edu/.