SF Named A Top 10 Military Friendly Institution

Press release from Santa Fe College

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Santa Fe College (SF) was recognized for the sixth year in a row as a Military Friendly school. SF also earned a Top 10 designation for the second straight year in the large public institution category.  

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 this year’s survey, with 530 earning the designation and just 250 selected for the “Gold” award status. 

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

“Santa Fe College is proud to support our veterans and their families,” SF President Paul Broadie II, Ph.D. said. “I thank Sandra Torres-Pintos and her team at Veterans and Military Success Services for their dedication and unwavering commitment to supporting our veterans throughout their academic journey. Along with their team, they have cultivated an environment where our veterans can thrive and excel as they achieve their educational goals. We are fortunate to have a strong, successful military community at Santa Fe.”  

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined 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 and loan default rates for all students, and, specifically, for student veterans. 

“SF’s recognition as a Military Friendly institution underscores our deep-seated respect and gratitude for our veteran community,” states Sandra Torres-Pintos, Coordinator of Veterans and Military Success Services. “Our veteran students, staff, and faculty members enrich our institution with their experience and resilience. We honor their service and remain steadfast in supporting not only their success, but also the well-being of their families. Our commitment is to foster an environment where every veteran feels valued, empowered, and heard.” 

For more information on SF’s student veteran programs, visit sfcollege.edu/veterans