Cummings Graduate Institute Designated a Top Ten Military Friendly® School
The nonprofit, private, post-secondary institution specializing in integrated behavioral health education has been awarded the Military Friendly® School Top Ten designation for the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Cycle.
February 13, 2021
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) proudly shares their designation as a Military Friendly® School with a Top Ten School status for the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Cycle. The Military Friendly® Schools list, released annually, sets the standard for higher education institutions providing the best opportunities for veterans and their families. The Military Friendly Top Ten designation, earned by Cummings Graduate Institute, is the highest level award granted to institutions. According to Military Friendly®, schools receiving the Top Ten School designation are the guidon bearers for programs and initiatives serving military and veteran students and families.
More than 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey, with 747 schools earning the Military Friendly® designation. The 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation are evaluated using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools across the U.S. and responses from participating organizations. 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. Military Friendly® measures 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.
“It is exciting to receive this designation for our continuous commitment to creating positive education outcomes for veterans and their families.” – Dr. Joshua D. Watson, Ed.D., Assistant Director of Student Services at Cummings Graduate Institute.
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 at no-cost and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI)
CGI is a nonprofit, DEAC accredited, online post-graduate institution of higher learning offering post-graduate education and training in the field of integrated behavioral healthcare, including the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree, graduate certificate programs, and continuing education. Cummings Graduate Institute is dedicated to disrupting healthcare by preparing entrepreneurial integrated care professionals through innovative and affordable quality distance education programs, grounded in the Biodyne Model, and focused on delivering human-centered care, population health improvements, and medical cost savings. CGI is focused on meeting the healthcare industry’s need for a highly-skilled workforce to support an integrated approach to addressing patients’ needs. To learn more about CGI visit, https://cgi.edu/.
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 www.viqtory.com.
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) is committed to helping veteran, active-duty, guard and reserve personnel achieve their education goals and maximize military education benefits. CGI’s dedication to veterans and military connected student success has been further acknowledged through a variety of recognitions including Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) program approval for VA Educational Benefits, achievement of the 8 Keys of Veterans’ Success Signatory Status, status as a Signatory to the Principles of Excellence Program, and designation as a Military Spouse Friendly® School for the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Cycle. To learn more about resources for student veterans and military-connected students at CGI, visit: https://cgi.edu/veterans/.