Argosy University

Argosy University Honored as Military-Friendly School for 2012

(CHICAGO, Ill. – January 30, 2012)   Argosy University is pleased to announce that the university system has received the honor and was selected as a Military Friendly school by G.I. Jobs Magazine. The university now appears on the 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools. The list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America’s veterans as students. Schools listed have a shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

“Argosy University holds the utmost respect for the men and women who have served and who continue to serve our nation,” says Dr. Craig Swenson, Chancellor of Argosy University and a member of the U.S. Army Educational Advisory Committee. “We are proud to be honored by GI Jobs Magazine for our commitment to service members and ensuring they receive a quality education that serves them during and after their service to our country.”

The list was compiled through exhaustive research starting last April during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. 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, Veteran Administration’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. A full list of board members can be found at http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/advisory-board/.

Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations. Schools on the list also offer additional benefits to student veterans including on-campus veteran programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more.

G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com), a veteran-owned business, is published by Victory Media, 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.”

To learn more about how Argosy University can support the education needs of military and veteran students, call John Evans at (303) 358-9571, e-mail jjevans@argosy.edu, or visit www.argosy.edu.

About Argosy University

Argosy University (www.argosy.edu), with 19 campus locations in 13 states and its online program, is a private academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students in a supportive learning environment where academic knowledge is enriched by the acquisition of interpersonal skills vital to success.  Argosy University has five colleges: Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences and Undergraduate Studies.  With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Counseling and Education.  The institution also offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice.  Degree level and programs offered vary by location.  Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org). Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610. See auprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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