Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ashworth College Makes G.I. Jobs List of Top Colleges and Universities for Military Students

/PRNewswire/ -- Ashworth College was announced yesterday as making G.I. Job's 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to recruit students with military experience.

Since April, G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide and through exhaustive research compiled its final list. Selection criteria included an institution's effort to recruit and retain military and veteran students and academic accreditations. This is the second consecutive year Ashworth College has made the list.

Schools on the Military Friendly Schools list, including Ashworth, also offer additional benefits to military students including credit for service and programs specifically for military spouses.

"Ashworth is proud to offer a wide range of programs to those serving in the U.S. military, their spouses and our military veterans," said Gary M. Keisling, Ashworth College Chairman and CEO. "It's our mission to ensure that each of our programs is of the highest quality, accredited, affordable and flexible. Being recognized by G.I. Jobs as a top institution serving the military is a well deserved and honorable distinction for Ashworth."

Keisling went on to explain that Ashworth's degree programs help military tuition benefits go further by offering courses under $100 dollars per credit hour; as much as 55% less than similar institutions.

In addition to providing a variety of online degree and certificate programs, Ashworth College is a member of Servicemember Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC). Ashworth also accepts A.C.E credits and is approved for a range of other military benefits to include GI/VA education benefits, DANTES, GoArmyEd, and MyCAA.

"Ashworth College and all of the Ashworth Military Advisors were behind me 100%. They answered all my questions and made sure that I had everything I needed from the day I first enrolled, right up until I received my Associate Degree," said Ervisa Ritt, Ashworth's 2010 Outstanding Graduate who is currently stationed at Ft. Stewart. "It was such a great experience that enrolling in Ashworth's Bachelor's Degree program was an easy decision."

Ashworth College is also committed to developing more educational options for military students and their families and is actively developing new programs specifically designed to meet the requirements of the military lifestyle.

About G.I. Jobs

G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. The company also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation's "Military Friendly Employers," "Military Spouse Friendly Employers" and "Best Corporations for Veteran- Owned Businesses."

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