Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Charter Oak State College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list. 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.
Charter Oak State College is proud to partner with the U.S. Navy (as a member of the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership), the U.S. Coast Guard and the Army National Guard Education Support Center to facilitate degree completion for servicemembers and their spouses. Charter Oak is also a member of the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges.
"Addressing the special needs of active duty service members, their spouses and the veteran populations is important to Charter Oak," said Bob Frederick, Military Transfer Advisor & Enrollment Counselor for Charter Oak. "We are excited to gain recognition as 'Military Friendly' by G.I. Jobs Magazine as it validates our dedication to these students."
"Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Charter Oak'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."
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 www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.
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 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year's list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.