SR Education Group Releases the 2016 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges

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SR Education Group’s newly developed resource highlights online schools providing exceptional military support

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All of the 2016 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges extend a variety of means of support...in an effort to provide affordable, accessible online education for servicemembers and veterans.

SR Education Group, an education research publisher founded in 2004, just launched the 2016 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges on GuideToOnlineSchools.com. The resource provides a list of 78 online schools that provide exceptional support for military students, as well as a ranking of 15 schools that offer unlimited funding through the Yellow Ribbon Program. All schools included are fully accredited, offer at least 10 online degrees, and provide ample support to military personnel and veterans across several categories.

For the development of the 2016 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges, data was collected from KMI Media Group, who conducts an annual Military Advanced Education & Transition survey of schools. SR Education Group considered four specific factors for the Top Military Friendly Online Colleges: military culture, online support, financial aid, and flexibility. Schools were evaluated on each of these factors and given a score based on a weighted average, and all schools included in the list scored at least 70 points out of 100. Over 500 online schools were evaluated, and 78 made the cut.

With the 2016 Top Yellow Ribbon Online Schools ranking, a new factor was introduced to highlight schools with even stronger financial support for military members. As part of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program allows schools to elect to support a certain number of veterans with additional funds, which the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs agrees to match. All ranked schools support an unlimited number of students and have unlimited maximum contribution amounts per student. After meeting the Yellow Ribbon Program qualification, schools were ranked based on their scores determined by the four military friendly factors. The resulting 15 Top Yellow Ribbon Online Schools all had a weighted average score of 85 points or more, with Columbia College earning the #1 spot with an impressive 100 points in both military culture and online support.

“With the 2016 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges, we wanted to highlight online schools offering great support to servicemembers and veterans in a variety of ways,” explained Sung Rhee, CEO of SR Education Group. “The 15 Top Yellow Ribbon Online Schools deserve to be especially commended, because along with providing exceptional online support and military culture, these schools are going above and beyond for military students through their level of participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.”

SR Education Group’s new launch compiles extensive military education research into a concise resource that showcases schools that prioritize military support and offer the flexibility of online education. All of the 2016 Top Military Friendly Online Colleges extend a variety of means of support, such as awarding credit for military experience and offering military-specific scholarships, in an effort to provide affordable, accessible online education for servicemembers and veterans. The full list and ranking methodology can be viewed here: http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/online-schools/military-friendly

About SR Education Group
Headquartered in Kirkland, WA, SR Education Group was founded in 2004 by CEO Sung Rhee. The company’s mission is to create authoritative online resources for students seeking an online education program that best suits their budget and career aspirations. SR Education Group is passionate about making quality education attainable for everyone and believes that objective information about education, careers, and educational financing should be free and easily accessible. For more information, please visit http://www.sreducationgroup.org/.

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