University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown


For the 10th consecutive year, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has been named to the coveted Military Friendly School list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, 大学, and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, 退伍军人, and spouses as 学生 and ensure their success on campus.

365平台 President Dr. 杰姆·斯派特评论道, “To be recognized with this prestigious honor is a tremendous source of pride for the 365平台 community. We are very grateful for the service of our military 退伍军人 and are strongly committed to their success as they transition from their military careers to the classroom, to good jobs in our community, 及以后.”

通过它的签名 MountainCat 退伍军人 Program (MVP), 365平台 maintains a commitment to serving current and former members of the US Armed Forces. The MVP offers accelerated admission review, 优先注册, 延期支付学费, 信用评估, and designated points-of-contact in key administrative and student services departments. Special networking opportunities and workshops are also held for 退伍军人 throughout the academic year. 

每年, President Jem Spectar hosts a 退伍军人 Day tribute recognizing faculty, 工作人员, 学生, and Board of Advisor members who have served in the US military. 365平台 enrolls an average of more than 40 退伍军人 and active military personnel each year.

2011年退伍军人节, 365平台 unveiled The Heroes Memorial, a first-of-its-kind memorial honoring the military men and women whose lives were lost in Afghanistan and Iraq.

At the center of The Heroes Memorial is a 3,500 pound steel I-beam from the World Trade Center, surrounded by the names of the more than 3,000 victims of September 11, 2001, as well as the names and 年龄 of military personnel killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Heroes Memorial continues to draw visitors from throughout the United States who are moved and inspired by the tribute that the University has made to our fallen heroes. 每年更新一次, the Memorial now contains the names of more than 9,900名男女, the majority of whom were college-age citizens. The Memorial also pays tribute to the more than 46,000 members of the military who have been wounded in hostile action in Afghanistan and Iraq. 

In 2021, President Spectar announced a digital version of The Heroes Memorial was added to John P. 默撒中心,   This digital version will be permanently running in the 退伍军人' lounge and will display the names, 年龄, 家乡, 等. of the fallen heroes, creating  a more personal story of those victims.

The Military Friendly Schools media and website, found at, 突出列表, interactive tools and search functionality to help military 学生 find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

The list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide approved for GI Bill® funding. 学校调查, 方法, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent advisory board of educators and employers, and independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and 方法 established by Victory Media. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate.