JIU Joins Servicemember Opportunity College for the Coast Guard (SOCCOAST)

DENVER, Colorado (May
20, 2009)-
Jones International University®
(JIU®), named a Top 10 Online University and the first fully
accredited* online university, is proud to
now offer degree programs in support of the Servicemembers Opportunity
Colleges (SOC) Degree Network System for the Coast Guard (SOCCOAST).

The SOC Degree Network System (SOCAD, SOCNAV,
SOCMAR, and SOCCOAST) is a group of degree-granting colleges and
universities that have pledged to help servicemembers and their adult
family members complete college degrees by adopting military-friendly
policies, such as reduced residency requirements, flexible transfer
policies, and acceptance of non-traditional credit. Colleges within the
Degree Network System act as home colleges for students and award the
degree that the student is seeking. Courses in SOC DNS Course Categories
offered by Degree Network System Core member institutions have two-way
guaranteed transferability, making it easier for servicemembers to
complete associate and bachelor's degrees no matter where they move
during their military careers.

"JIU is proud to be a SOCCOAST-4 member
dedicated to helping Coast Guard leaders achieve their education and
career goals by offering exceptional online educational value,
military-friendly policies and a suite of career planning/management
resources to help students achieve their desired career outcomes." said
Glenn R. Jones, JIU Chancellor.

JIU is a long-time supporter of service
members and their families, and offers a variety of payment options and
financial aid specific to the military. JIU works closely with many
military organizations to offer an advanced online learning format
tailored to ensure that active duty, reserves, guard,
veterans, military family members and DOD employees have the chance to
better their education, careers and lives.

Educational Quality


  • Named a Top 10 Online University by the
    Best and Worst in Online Degree Programs based upon faculty, economics,
    accreditation, administrative leadership and current student/graduate
  • Regionally Accredited* – the first fully
    online institution to receive regional accreditation.
  • Named a Top 10 military friendly university
    by AllMilitary.com