GI Jobs Magazine Honors Education Management Corporation Schools
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Education Management Corporation (EDMC) announced that GI Jobs Magazine has selected schools from all four of the company's education systems for recognition and inclusion in its list of Military Friendly Schools for 2014. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. Schools listed have a shared priority of providing military students with focused support.
Argosy University, the Brown Mackie College system of schools, South University, and 34 of The Art Institutes schools were selected for the honor and now appear on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools for the publication: http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfslist.aspx.
The list was compiled through comprehensive research conducted with more than 17,000 schools nationwide via a data driven survey administered by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business and publisher of G.I. Jobs and the Guide to Military Friendly Schools. The survey weighting, methodology, and resulting schools list is independently certified by the accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP.
Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations. Schools on the list also offer additional benefits to student veterans including on-campus veteran programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more.
Depending on a student's unique circumstances, online higher education can provide the flexibility of not having to be physically located on campus. Some programs even enable active military personnel to stay enrolled online while serving overseas and others may offer the opportunity to allow special start and stop accommodations that reflect the reality of soldiers and sailors finding themselves deployed in the middle of a course.
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