TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Veterans Day, a thankful nation honors those who have served the country through military service. In addition to gratitude, U.S. News University Directory offers veterans information they need to make informed decisions about locating educational options to enhance your career.
Veterans searching for information on degree programs and schools need look no further than U.S. News University Directory, which has rankings of the best online programs for veterans as well as military education news, including the challenges of transitioning to civilian life.
Information in the directory's military education section offers information divided into the following areas: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard, Veterans and Spouses and Dependents.
The site also offers the latest in higher education news as well as information on careers and degree programs in industries ranging from healthcare and technology to the liberal arts and criminal justice. Through partnerships with hundreds of universities, U.S. News University Directory offers potential students access to information about thousands of degree programs.
"Veterans Day reminds us all to remember and honor the sacrifice so many brave men and women have made for their country," said Matt Speer, Director of Sales and Marketing for U.S. News University Connection. "With so many people transitioning out of military service to civilian life, we are proud to offer veterans the information and resources they need to help make that transition with a quality education."
While a college degree does not guarantee a job, data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that workers who hold a bachelor's degree earn significantly more than those who hold only a high school diploma. They are also much less likely to experience unemployment. In 2012, bachelor's degree holders had a median weekly income of $1,066 and an unemployment rate of 4.5%. Workers with only a high school diploma had median weekly earnings of $652 and saw 8.3% unemployment.
We at U.S. News University Directory extend our heartfelt thanks to our nation's veterans and urge everyone to thank a veteran for their service.
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U.S. News University Directory provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 1,900 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983. Prospective students can search America's best colleges and America's best graduate schools offering associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's and MBA degrees, doctoral and PhD degrees, and certificate programs. And because U.S. News is the leading ranking resource for anyone seeking an on-campus or online degree, students who use the directory can be confident that they are getting the best education advice and information available.
Matthew Speer, Director, Sales and Marketing
U.S. News University Connection
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