Thursday, October 18, 2012
For the fourth consecutive year, Victory Media has named Trident Technical College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 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 on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Trident Technical 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 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 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.
TTC offers many services and programs for veterans and military personnel. The college has veterans centers on both its Main and Palmer campuses, a Veterans Upward Bound program, and veterans benefits counselors. The college is also a Navy College Program Distance Learning Partner and a Service members Opportunity College-Navy. TTC’s academic credits transfer to almost any college or university in the U.S. TTC Online College allows students to take classes from anywhere in the world. The college offers flexible schedules, including early morning and evening classes. The college also offers mixed mode classes, which incorporate both online and in-person instruction.
“It is an honor to serve and support our military personnel and veterans,” said TTC President Mary Thornley. “Helping our service members and veterans reach their educational goals is one of our top priorities. This recognition of our efforts is very gratifying.”
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 Veterans Affairs-approved schools nationwide. The survey results that comprise the 2013 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 consisting of educators from schools across the country.
A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools are highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in October. The guide and associated media will also be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, anchored by a playoff between The Ohio State University and Marquette University on the deck of the USS Yorktown at Patriot’s Point. Both participating schools are on this year’s list of Military Friendly Schools.
Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory’s free, data-driven, Military Friendly ® lists can be found at www.gijobs.com/2012Top100, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com and www.militaryfranchising.com. Victory’s lists are also published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.