BRYN MAWR, Pa., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third consecutive year, The American College of Financial Services has been named a Military Friendly® School, a designation awarded to the country's top colleges and universities doing the most to help military students succeed in the classroom and after graduation.
The list, compiled by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs™, and Military Spouse, provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.
"We want to do everything we can to honor their service," said Ted Digges, Executive Director of The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs. "We offer full scholarships to all active duty, veterans, and their spouses, and just launched an initiative to help with their career placement in the financial services industry,"
Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering 10 categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.
"Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly® School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses," said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. "Our Military Friendly® Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills, and training into successful careers after graduation."
For more information about The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs, visit Veterans.TheAmericanCollege.edu.
The American College will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly® Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly® Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.
About The American College of Financial Services
The American College of Financial Services is the nation's largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, The College has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others since 1927. The American College faculty represents some of the financial services industry's foremost thought leaders. For more information, visit TheAmericanCollege.edu.
About The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs
The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs provides educational support and career opportunities to eligible men, women and their spouses who have served in the armed services of the United States. To learn more about the Center and scholarship opportunities, visit Veterans.TheAmericanCollege.edu.
About Victory Media
Based in Pittsburgh, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation's next generation of professionals. The data-driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM Jobs™ media, and featured in national media including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, FORTUNE, Bloomberg, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and others. Learn more about the Media, Training and Ratings solutions at victorymedia.com, and follow them on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
About Military Friendly® Schools
The Military Friendly® Schools designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of thousands of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an independent Advisory Board comprised of educators and HR, diversity and recruitment professionals from schools across the country. The survey is administered free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at militaryfriendly.com.
SOURCE The American College