NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Military Advanced Education (MAE) has selected Ashworth College http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/ a leader in online education, for inclusion in their 5th Annual Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. This is the second consecutive year the online school has received this distinction.
"This guide is an invaluable tool for both Education Service Officers/Specialists and Base Transition Officers when advising their servicemembers about degree and certification opportunities currently available from institutions of higher learning," said MAE Associate Publisher Glenn R. Berlin.
From community colleges to nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE's Annual Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with uniform, pertinent information. Among the attributes considered in evaluating any school's degree of military friendliness are the quality of its academics, the support it provides to servicemembers, veterans and their families, and the sophistication and effectiveness of its distance learning programs.
"We're proud of our ability to provide affordable, accredited online programs to military personnel, military spouses and the veteran community," said Rodney Butler, U.S. Army First Sergeant, Retired and Ashworth College Military Education Coordinator. "Being recognized by Military Advanced Education for our efforts is an honorable distinction for Ashworth College."
"It's our mission to ensure that our programs meet the needs of all those with military affiliations," Butler added. "Our degree programs are under $100 dollars per credit hour, compared to similar schools that push theirs as high as $250 per credit hour. It's clear that with Ashworth College military tuition benefits go further towards helping individuals achieve their education goals."
He also pointed out that Ashworth does not charge for textbooks, which, according to The College Board currently averages an incremental $1,137 per year.
For nearly 25 years, Ashworth has made it possible for military personnel, veterans and military spouses to further their careers by earning accredited, affordable career diplomas and college degrees. As an online school, Ashworth programs can be completed anywhere in the world.
A Servicemember Opportunity Colleges Consortium (SOC) member school, Ashworth accepts ACE credits and is approved for a range of other military benefits including Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, GoArmyEd, and MyCAA.
Ashworth has been recognized as a military friendly school by both G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines. The online school also supports a campus chapter of the Student Veteran's Association and is a sponsor of Military Spouse magazine's 2011 Military Spouse of the Year Award.
About Military Advanced Education
Military Advanced Education is the only magazine produced specifically for servicemembers and veterans seeking to take advantage of the military education benefit. MAE covers issues and trends in distance learning and education as they specifically relate to military life, including innovative programs, military educational policy, financial aid and coursework that offer special opportunities for military personnel.
About Ashworth College
As leading online school, Ashworth College has built a tradition of excellence spanning 25 years, offering students worldwide more than 115 online college degrees, online certificate programs 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 Norcross, 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. James Madison High School is further accredited regionally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). SACS CASI is an accreditation division of AdvancED. For more information, visit http://www.ashworthcollege.edu/.
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