Pitt’s main campus in Oakland, along with the regional campuses in Bradford, Greensburg and Johnstown, all made the 2021-22 list of Military Friendly Schools, compiled by Viqtory Media.
The Oakland campus achieved the Silver rank among Tier 1 research institutions, while Bradford earned a Bronze in the small public schools category. Johnstown and Greensburg also were among the 100 small public schools recognized. Overall, 1,200 schools participated in the survey with around 750 earning the Military Friendly designation
The designation measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunity for the military community, which includes active duty, guard, reserve, military spouses and veterans. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, degree advancement or transfer, and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
Support at Pitt-Bradford for veterans includes academic coaching and tutoring, disability resources, an academic advising center, writing center and mathematics center, as well as career and counseling services.
Pitt-Greensburg serves its military and veteran population through its SITREP Military and Veterans Services program, focusing on key areas of Service, Initiative, Transition, Resource, Education, and Partnership. The Veterans Action Team, comprised of a broad representation of campus departments and services, also maximizes the resources available to these students.