DENVER, Colo., (April 28,
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 Marine Corps (SOCMAR).
JIU’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree program is eligible
for participation in the SOC Degree Network System.
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 3home colleges2 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. When students are transferred to new duty
stations, they may continue to take courses at their home college if
online, or take courses in SOC DNS Course Categories from other Degree
Network System colleges, as well as acquire credit for further military
experience and tests. Credits can then be transferred back to the home
college for the eventual awarding of a degree once all academic
requirements are met.
“We’re proud to bring top-quality education
to Marines and their families through SOCMAR,” said JIU
Chancellor, Glenn R. Jones. “Marines coming to JIU have the
skills and fine-tuned discipline that make them perfect candidates for
earning business degrees through JIU, and are able to take advantage of
our career planning and management resources to achieve their desired
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.
Named a Top 10 Online University by the Global
Academy Online’s 5th Edition of The Best Worst in Online
Degree Programs based upon faculty, economics, accreditation,
administrative leadership and current student/graduate value.
Named a Top 10 military friendly university
Regionally Accredited* – the first fully
online institution in the U.S. to receive regional accreditation.
Military Tuition Assistance – undergraduate
degrees for military personnel and dependants at military tuition
assistance rates with free undergraduate book program.
20% Graduate Degree Tuition
Scholarships enable Marines to get graduate degrees at an affordable
cost with no application or technology fees.
All military scholarships apply to active
duty, reserves, guard, veterans, retired and the dependents of all these
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JIU is also a Category I Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative
partner with the Air Force, and is the preferred provider for the
Sentinels of Freedom program which serves severely wounded soldiers.
For more information about Jones International University’s
military programs please visit www.jiumilitary.com.
About Jones International University®, Ltd.
As the pioneer in online education, Jones
International University, offers an unparalleled online educational
experience that provides essential tools and strategies for career
starters, career changers, and career advancers around the globe. It
offers an array of online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees
and professional certificate programs in the fields of business
administration, education, and business communication and employs some
of the greatest minds from many of the world’s leading universities. JIU
was the first entirely virtual university in the U.S. to be granted
regional accreditation and continues to make its mark as the Gold
Standard Online University®. Visit www.jiu.edu.
*Jones International University is
accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North
Central Association. The HLC may be contacted at 800.621.7440 or
**United States Special Operations Command