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Franklin University Named to 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List

Contact:

Sherry Mercurio
Director of Public Relations
614.947.6581
Email: sherry.mercurio@franklin.edu

Columbus, OH (November 17, 2015)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce its designation as a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse magazines. Today’s announcement marks the repeated inclusion of Franklin University as a Military Friendly institution.  

The Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

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 to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. The methodology used for making the Military Friendly® Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.

Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies. Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent advisory board of higher education and recruiting professionals.

“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 Franklin University’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit the University’s Military and Veterans web page at http://www.franklin.edu/getting-started/military-veterans

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 for free and open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate.

Franklin's commitment to serving the educational needs of military students across the globe has been endorsed through its 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 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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