For the fourth consecutive year, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts has been designated a Military Friendly® School, earning Top 10, Gold Level status for 2023-2024. Escoffier was ranked second in the nation among other institutions in the non-traditional/online/vocational category.
Military Friendly® Schools demonstrate the highest levels of student support and satisfaction using best practices from the Departments of Defense and Veteran Affairs. They must also be in compliance with Department of Education laws and regulations regarding Veterans and the GI Bill®.
Every year designations are awarded by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. 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.
“It’s an honor for us to support our military students and we’re humbled to earn Top 10 School Gold Level Military Friendly® designation,” said Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts’ vice president of student finance operations, Anthony Williams.
“We remain committed to helping military and veteran students meet their educational goals and offer support services for them during and after graduation,” added Williams.
Escoffier is the only U.S.-accredited institution offering 100 percent online degrees with culinary classes and hands-on industry externships.* This can allow active-duty military students or veterans with full-time jobs to get their education from anywhere in the world with internet access.
“Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard,” said National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®, Kayla Lopez.
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 scores with the assessment of 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.
The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
For more information about Escoffier’s student veteran programs, visit https://www.escoffier.edu/admissions-aid/active-military-veterans/.