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GETZVILLE, NY (November 14, 2016) – Bryant & Stratton College received recognition this week for their approach to military and veteran education from two prestigious groups. For the eighth consecutive year, Bryant & Stratton College has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse. The college was also named a top college in the Military Advanced Education 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities which uses criteria based on recommendations from the VA and military services to provide information for prospective students to use in framing their educational needs.
“We are proud to offer our servicemen and women an adaptive, career-focused education through our online and campus-based programs,” said Lee E. Hicklin, Bryant & Stratton College’s Director of Business Development and Military Education. “Our military students have the added benefit of working with our experienced Veterans Administration Certifying Officials who can lend first-hand support and advice. Many of these staff members are veterans themselves.”
Bryant & Stratton College provides military service members and their families a flexible, affordable choice for their college education. A streamlined, nurturing academic environment provides the foundation for career success upon graduation. Degree programs are available both online and at 18 campus locations across four states.
The curriculum at Bryant & Stratton College adheres to the eight Keys to Veteran Success, steps outlined by the U.S. Department of Education that postsecondary institutions can take to assist Veterans and service members in transitioning to higher education, completing their college programs, and obtaining career-ready skills.
Students also benefit from Career LifePrep™, a unique set of experiences offered exclusively by Bryant & Stratton College that helps prepare students at every step in their academic journey, both while in school and after graduation. With a dedicated team of associates, especially faculty, to support and help them navigate their path to their career, students will experience what their chosen career is like while they are still in college, developing skills and confidence, and creating a competitive advantage when they graduate.
2017 Military Friendly® School – Victory Media
The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and that dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. As a Military Friendly® School, Bryant & Stratton College truly aligns their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.
“Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard across thousands of employers and schools gives veterans a comprehensive view of those striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s veterans,” said Daniel Nichols, Chief Product Officer of Victory Media and head of Military Friendly® development. “Relating data from companies and colleges positions us to further our goal of supporting service members and veterans along their entire path from military service to success in their chosen civilian career field.”
The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one that is much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past eight years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country. Bryant & Stratton College will be showcased along with other 2017 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.
Military Advanced Education 2017 Top Colleges & Universities
Military Advanced Education & Transition’s 2017 Guide to Colleges and Universities evaluates institutions on their best practices in military/veteran education. The tenth annual guide uses input from an advisory board of educational and government experts to evaluate and highlight schools that go out of their way to give back to men and women in uniform.
“We want to be a dynamic resource for those looking to further their educations and careers,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor-in-chief. “A key part of that is finding the right school, and it can be a confusing process for military members to navigate.”
For more information about Bryant & Stratton College’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit https://www.bryantstratton.edu/admissions/military.
About Military Friendly® Schools and Victory Media
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 Human Resources, diversity and recruitment professionals from schools across the country. The survey is administered for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found on the website MilitaryFriendly.com.
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. Their data driven ratings are published in G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur® and STEM JobsSM 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 our Media, Training and Ratings solutions at victorymedia.com, and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
About Military Advanced Education & Transition
Military Advanced Education & Transition (www.mae-kmi.com) is the journal of higher education for service members and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector. Covering issues and hot topics in higher education, career trends, transition assistance, innovative programs, and schools of special interest to the military, MAE&T focuses on news and resources that will empower a military student to pursue a quality education and rewarding career. MAE&T serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the service members they counsel. Published 10 times yearly, MAE&T’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, service member, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports.
About Bryant & Stratton College
Founded in 1854, Bryant & Stratton College has built its reputation and success on a commitment to excellence and high standards. We're proud to be regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (267) 284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Bryant & Stratton College has campus locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skills Center. For over 160 years, Bryant & Stratton College has offered students access to career-relevant education leading to bachelor's degrees, associate degrees and professional certificates in the fields of business, criminal justice, design, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, human resources, paralegal studies and information technology. General information can be found on the college′s website at https://www.bryantstratton.edu.