DENVER, Colo., (February 3, 2011)—Jones International University®(JIU®), the first fully online
accredited university*, once again receives accolades for its efforts
supporting military students in their higher education endeavors by two
publications highly esteemed in the military community. JIU takes pride in its
recent rankings as a top military friendly school by Military Advanced Education (MAE), a leading journal of higher
learning for service members. In MAE’s 4rd
Annual Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities, JIU again
ranked among a small percentage of schools with offerings “determined would be
of particular importance to the school selection process”. JIU’s recognition for this honor is
especially prestigious this year, given that it is one of the few universities
to meet 14 out of the 15 “specific and targeted criteria” points.
“This guide has become an invaluable tool for both Education
Service Officers/Specialists and Base Transition Officers when advising service
members about degree and certification opportunities currently available from
institutions of higher learning,” said Military Advanced Education associate
publisher Glenn R. Berlin.
JIU’s ranking in MAE
comes shortly after their inclusion in the G.I.
Jobs 2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools that “get an A+ when it comes
to catering to veterans” G.I. Jobs, a leading resource for
service members seeking post‐military success, provides expert education
guidance to troops and their families. Over 8,000 institutions are considered
annually for the issue, which “is the gold standard in letting veterans know
which schools will offer them the greatest opportunity, flexibility and overall
experience,” according to Derek Blumke, the co-founder and president of the
Student Veterans of America.
Glenn R. Jones, founder and Chancellor of JIU and a retired
Navy EOD Officer commented, “I have devoted much of my life in pursuit of our vision
that education should be available to everyone, everywhere, especially our
service members. They deserve the very
best in advanced education options. It is our mission to provide them with the
Gold Standard in online education.”
JIU is a long‐time supporter of service members and their
families, offering financial aid specific to the military and a variety of
payment options. 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 /DHS/NASA/Intelligence
community employees have the chance to better their education, careers and
For more information about Jones International University’s
military programs please visit www.jiumilitary.com.
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. 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. It
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®.
*Jones International University is accredited by the
Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
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