September 12, 2011

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has been named a military friendly school for 2012 by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus was named among 1,518 other colleges and universities.

The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. The list was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide.

Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart says that it is an honor to be among the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools who were named military friendly schools. “In fact, just this spring, Ivy Tech announced that it would freeze tuition rates at their current rate for all military veterans for the next two years,” he said. “Additionally, the Ivy Tech Bloomington campus hosts veteran engagement activities throughout the year, such as educational forums for vets and the annual Veterans Day service.”

Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus offers scholarships and discounts, maintains a student veteran organization, has full-time veteran staff, and offers military credits and other services for those who served. The campus also hosts other veteran support services, such as volunteer collections for donations to homeless veterans.

The website, found at, features the list of all military friendly schools, interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans with their school decisions.

For information about Ivy Tech degree options and veteran support services, log on or call 1(888) IVY-LINE.

G.I. Jobs ( is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.



About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.