September 23, 2013
Victory Media, Inc., the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has once again named Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) to the coveted Military Friendly® Schools list. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success with their university.
"Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly® Schools shows Southern New Hampshire University's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students," said Sean Collins, vice president of Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools."
The Military Friendly® Schools media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.
"We are honored to once again be named as a top military friendly® school in America,” said Gary Pounder, Major, USAF (Ret), director of military initiatives at SNHU. “We feel this distinction reflects the strong commitment SNHU has to the military community as well as the level of support we provide to all of our students."
Southern New Hampshire University has an 80-year tradition of providing accessible, affordable education for military students, with a generous transfer credit policy and consideration for military training and experience. Additionally, SNHU meets the need for affordable education for active duty service members with a tuition discount of approximately 30 percent for online undergraduate courses and a discount of 25 percent for online graduate-level courses. These discounted tuition rates are also available at SNHU’s five regional centers in Nashua, Manchester, Portsmouth and Salem, N.H., and Brunswick, Maine.
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly® Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.
A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly® Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.
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