CARMEL, Ind., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The ITT Technical Institutes have been named military friendly schools by G.I. Jobs. The institutes were recognized for their support to military personnel, veterans and their dependents.
The list, according to G.I. Jobs, honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and institutes that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students.
G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide in compiling the list. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Colorado State University, Dallas County Community College, Old Dominion University, Cleveland State University, Lincoln Technical Institute and Embry Riddle; as well as Keith Wilson, VA's director of education services; Michele Spires, American Council on Education's assistant director of military programs; Janet Swandol, associate director for College Level Examination Program (CLEP); and Derek Blumke, president of Student Veterans of America.
Most ITT Technical Institutes participate in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program, a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. Under this program, ITT Technical Institutes have entered into an agreement with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to fund the tuition expenses of eligible students which exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate. ITT Technical Institutes and the VA each contribute 50 percent of those excess expenses.
For more information about the educational opportunities available to military personnel, veterans and their dependents at the ITT Technical Institutes, visit http://military.itt-tech.edu.
About ITT Technical Institutes
Carmel, Indiana-based ITT Educational Services, Inc. (NYSE: ESI) owns and operates more than 125 ITT Technical Institutes in 37 states across the country. ITT Technical Institutes offer technology-oriented degree programs to help students develop skills and knowledge they can use to pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields. More than 80,000 students are currently enrolled in ITT Technical Institutes. ITT Technical Institutes can be found online at www.itt-tech.edu.
About G.I. Jobs
G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business which 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."
SOURCE ITT Educational Services, Inc.