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King University News :: King College Recognized as Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs

G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded King College the designation of Military Friendly School for the third consecutive year. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students.

In its effort to help student veterans find the right school, G.I. Jobs incorporated a survey of student veterans for the first time. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at a particular institution based on peer reviews from current students. Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student Veterans of America, agrees. The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience. Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.

King has a VA representative on campus to assist in military service members and veterans in making their college dream a reality. King accepts qualifying credits from the military, old credits, as well as credits from ITT, National, and previously accredited closed colleges.

We're delighted to be counted among those colleges honored by G.I. Jobs, said Micah Crews, associate vice president of enrollment management for King College. Military students bring quality leadership skills to the classroom along with an exceptional set of experiences.

King works to provide a foundation of classical knowledge, as well as a responsive educational atmosphere, said Crews. We want our graduates to have the ability to draw lessons from history, effectively utilize new technologies, navigate evolving economic and political environments, and succeed in a rapidly changing world. We know military students are particularly adept with their unique world perspective.

The 1,518 colleges, universities, and trade schools on this year's list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. These schools are making the grade by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans' clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who have served. The 2012 list was compiled through extensive research and a data driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.

The newly redesigned website by G.I. Jobs, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to assist military veterans with their school decisions.

For more information, contact King's Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014, email admissions@king.edu, or visit www.king.edu.

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