Franklin University Again Selected as a Top Military-Friendly School

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Franklin University is pleased to announce it has once again been named to the coveted Military Advanced Education (MAE) list of Top Military-Friendly Universities in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. This newest recognition adds to the recent Military Friendly designation the University received from G.I.Jobs.

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio, is pleased to announce it has once again been named to the coveted Military Advanced Education (MAE) list of Top Military-Friendly Universities in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.

From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s institution for inclusion in the Guide are the flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, Service Member Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of service members, faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues, presence on military installations, and full-time counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns, to name but a few.

In addition to its repeated annual recognition by Military Advanced Education, Franklin is proud that its commitment to serving the educational needs of military students across the globe has been endorsed through repeated designation as a “Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs Magazine.

Students with military experience bring a high degree of maturity, life experiences, diversity, leadership and worldliness to the classroom which serves to enhance the academic desired outcome. Veterans, current service members, and their families offer a unique perspective that can benefit both students and faculty. Franklin University values this perspective and offers a number of services for veterans, service members, and current service member spouse/dependent students. Services include: tutoring, workshops, academic assistance, and a dedicated, centralized office for academic advising and veterans benefits, available both online and on campus for all registered students.

“Our staff used strict criteria to evaluate the submissions of the respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year. We believe the Guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor.

About Military Advanced Education and KMI Media Group, Inc.
Military Advanced Education ( serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the service members they counsel. Published 10 times yearly, MAE’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, service member, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports. KMI Media Group, Inc. ( is the leading independent publisher of targeted information about military requirements, technologies and operations. Serving as a unique forum for senior military and Department of Defense leadership, KMI focuses on distinct and essential communities within the defense market.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, regional locations in Beavercreek, Ohio and Indianapolis, as well as at five co-locations across Ohio, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Risk Management and Insurance undergraduate major available this fall) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

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