Franklin University Designated A Military Friendly School
For Immediate Release: September 10, 2013
Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations
Columbus, OH —
Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio, is pleased to announce it has once again been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Franklin University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”
Students with military experience bring a high degree of maturity, life experiences, diversity, leadership and worldliness to the classroom which serves to enhance the academic desired outcome. Veterans, current service members, and their families offer a unique perspective that can benefit both students and faculty. Franklin University values this perspective and therefore offers a number of services for veterans, service members, and current service member spouse/dependent students. Services include: tutoring, workshops, academic assistance, and a dedicated, centralized office for academic advising and veterans benefits, available both online and on campus for all registered students.
Franklin's commitment to serving the educational needs of military students across the globe has been endorsed through it's repeated designation as a “Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs Magazine, as well as by its Top Performer designation in Military Advanced Education's 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.
About Military Friendly Schools®
The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at 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 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. 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://militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations and in Beavercreek, as well as at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Certificate in Criminal Justice and Logistics Management major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at www.franklin.edu.
Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).