Peachtree Corners, GA (PRWEB) September 17, 2012
For the fourth consecutive year G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Ashworth College (http://www.ashworthcollege.edu), a leading online school, the designation of Military Friendly School® for its support of military education.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Ashworth College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools”.
The 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. This year, the 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.
"Ashworth College is proud to offer programs that allow those serving in the U.S. military, their spouses and our military veterans to continue learning on their terms,” said Rob Klapper, Ashworth President and Chief Executive Officer. “Being recognized by G.I. Jobs as a top institution is an honorable distinction for Ashworth.”
A Commitment to Military Friendly Programs
Over the past several years Ashworth has demonstrated its commitment to the military by providing programs that fit the unique demands of military life and by sponsoring programs.
“It’s our mission to ensure that each of our programs is of the highest quality, accredited, affordable and flexible,” said Rodney Butler, U.S. Army First Sergeant, Retired and Ashworth College Military Education Coordinator on behalf of the accredited online school. “Our degree programs are designed to help military tuition benefits go further by offering courses under $64 dollars per credit hour -- as much as 55% less than similar institutions.”
The United States Veterans Administration recently approved Ashworth’s 62 career diploma programs as eligible for military education benefits and is awaiting similar clearance on its undergraduate certificate programs. Additionally, sister school James Madison High School’s Common Core State Standards-compliant curriculum is rated as a Tier I school by the U.S. Department of Defense.
A Yellow Ribbon School and a Servicemember Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC) member school, Ashworth College accepts ACE credits and is approved for a range of benefits to include Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, GoArmyEd, and MyCAA.
The online school is also a corporate sponsor of Army Wife Network, the Fort Benning Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and has sponsored Military Spouse magazine’s Military Spouse of the Year Award.
ABOUT Victory Media Inc and Military Friendly Schools®
Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP.
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001.Victory’s lists are published online and in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.
About Ashworth College
Celebrating 25 years of Educating Minds and Changing Lives, leading online school Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence by offering students worldwide an extensive range of online college degrees, online certificate programs, career training and online high school diploma options that are affordable and fit the busy schedules of working adults. Ashworth offers military education as well as specialized programs for corporate partners and homeschoolers.
Headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, Ashworth is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the DETC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Ashworth is parent to James Madison High School which is accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED and further provides career training and vocational programs in the fields of health, business, technology, education, and skilled trades through sister schools PCDI Canada, New York Institute of Photography and Sheffield School.