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Monday, Sep 17, 2012

Herzing University Awarded Military Friendly School Title

For the fourth consecutive year, Herzing is recognized for embracing America's military service families.

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life and publisher of G.I. Jobs, has named Herzing University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list for the fourth consecutive year. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“We are very proud to be recognized once again for our unwavering commitment to serving those who serve our country,” said Renee Herzing, president, Herzing University. “Our founder and our chief academic officer are both proud veterans with specialized experience who have helped us to create a welcoming environment that supports the unique needs of military personnel and their families.”

All 12 Herzing University locations in the United States and Herzing University Online are Veterans Administration approved. They offer credit for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) and give American Council on Education (ACE) credit for military training and experience. Herzing University offers financial benefits and specialized staff including veteran advisors who assist veterans with career placement. The university also allows military students to resume their studies without penalty after being called to active service.

In addition to other educational funding options, Herzing University offers the Military Appreciation Grant that covers up to 20 percent of tuition, and the Henry G. Herzing Scholarship for Severely Injured Servicemembers which is available to students of the Online campus.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Herzing University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools,” said Collins. Complete survey methodology is available at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. The Guide and associated media will also be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, between Ohio State and Marquette on the deck of the USS Yorktown. Both participating schools are on this year’s list of Military Friendly Schools.

About Victory Media Inc

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory’s free, data-driven, Military Friendly® lists can be found at http://www.gijobs.com/2012Top100, http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com and http://www.militaryfranchising.com. Victory’s lists are also published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.

About Herzing University

Herzing University encompasses 12 physical locations in eight states, three continuing education divisions in three states, plus Herzing University Online. Founded in Milwaukee, Wis. in 1965, today the University offers career-focused, convenient, and caring education for master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees and diplomas in the fields of technology, business, healthcare, design, and public safety. Herzing University provides education to approximately 8,500 students per year. Herzing University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association; http://www.ncahlc.org or (800) 621-7440. More information about Herzing University is available at: http://www.herzing.edu.

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