Colo., (January 10, 2013) — Military Advanced Education
(MAE) today announced Jones International University®
(JIU®) is included in their 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges
& Universities. The full list of
Military-Friendly schools is available in print in the December 2012 issue and
online at http://www.mae-kmi.com.
Published since 2005, MAE serves armed services education service officers
(ESOs), transition officers (TOs), and other top level commands who work with
servicemembers, veterans, and their families during active duty, transition,
and post-transition to optimize their armed forces educational benefits.
The Guide presents results of a questionnaire on the military-friendly policies
enacted at more than 300 institutions including private, public, for-profit,
not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. Institutions were evaluated
in four areas including “Support, Financial, Military Culture, and
Laural Hobbes noted a recent interview MAE conducted with Sergeant Victoria
Datcher, a servicemember at Bagram Airfield, in Afghanistan, who voices common
criteria among U.S. servicemembers when researching post-secondary schooling
options. “The most important factors I
considered when I chose a university were location and accreditation,” Datcher
said. “Location was an important factor because I’m currently deployed.” He
continued, “Since I’m in the military, I don’t have the luxury of being in one
place for an extended amount of time. I need a university with a transcript
that would be accepted by other universities.”
JIU was also
included in Victory Media’s annual Military Friendly Schools ® list. Victory
Media’s 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of
colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace
America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and
ensure their success on campus.
proud to receive this award as it recognizes our dedication to providing students
with a quality education and a learning structure that is affordable and
flexible for military personnel around the world,” stated Dr. Milton Goldberg,
Chancellor of JIU. “JIU believes that a dynamic, relevant and focused education
is critical to advancing military careers, preparing troops for a career
post-military, or empowering veterans to leverage past military experience in
their chosen profession,” he continued.
more about JIU’s Military Advancement Program and special military degree
programs, visit www.jiumilitary.com.
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International University®, Ltd. (JIU®)
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. JIU 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.
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