G.I. Jobs, a magazine devoted to military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland the designation of "Military Friendly School."
The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list, compiled by the Sewickley, Pa., publication, highlights the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that it considers as doing the most to embrace U.S. military service members and veterans as students.
The Richland campus, which collaborates with veterans agencies in the Mid-Columbia, is on this year's list of 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools that have prioritized the recruitment and retention of student veterans.
Veterans make up 10 percent of the student population.
"We hold our student veterans in high regard and we are excited and honored to have this recognition," Chancellor Vicky Carwein said in a news release.
The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through research and a survey of more than 8,000 schools.
A list of board members can be found at militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/advisory-board.