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King University has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list for
the fifth straight year by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel
transition into civilian life. The 2014 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, veterans, and spouses as students.
The complete list can be viewed at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfslist.aspx.
“We are honored to be named as a Military Friendly School® for the fifth exceptional
year,” says Greg King, assistant vice president of Enrollment Management. “Military
students bring leadership skills to the classroom along with an exceptional set of
experiences. King recognizes the unique needs of military personal, from deployment
policies to funding assistance, through completing the Veterans Administration (VA)
funding process and securing federal financial aid, to registering for classes.”
The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® was compiled through extensive research
and a free, data-driven, survey of more than 10,000 VA-approved schools nationwide.
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://www.militaryfriendly.com. This year’s Military Friendly Schools ® list criteria also incorporate a survey of
more than 4,000 student veterans. This feedback provides prospective military students
with insight into the student veteran experience at particular institutions based
on peer reviews from current students.
King University alumnus Jason Harter served in the United States Air Force from 1999
to 2010. After his military career, Harter used the 9-11 G.I. Bill to pay for his
education at King. He graduated from King in May 2013 receiving his Master of Business
Administration with a concentration in Health Care Administration. “My military experience
made me a more rounded person,” said Harter. “I had the chance to ‘grow up’ while
in the service, so I was able to take class and what it had to offer more seriously.”
Harter currently works for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
According to Victory Media, the fifth-annual Military Friendly Schools® list was released
on the heels of President Obama’s “8 Keys to Success,” the administration's step-by-step
guide to supporting veterans on campus. The list serves as the primary resource for
service members and military families seeking education and has played a significant
role over the past five years in capturing and advancing best practices in supporting
military students on campuses across the country.
“Our survey and data-driven Military Friendly Schools® list stand out as one of the
primary drivers for leading practices captured within the administration’s ‘8 Keys
to Success’ prior to its inception,” said Sean Collins, vice president for Victory
Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. More than 50 leading practices in support of military
students are captured within the Military Friendly Schools ® survey, allowing every
school approved for VA funding to emulate leading programs and policies.
Military personnel looking to King University as their college choice can visit King’s
new career matrix located at http://careermatrix.king.edu. The user friendly tool will produce a digital profile, which matches the student
to possible career paths. The Career Matrix produces a list of jobs, and when the
student selects a particular career, the Matrix will then provide a list of majors
at King University, which would qualify the student to do that job in the future.
Students are also able to explore details about particular majors at King relating
to certain career paths.
A representative with King's Admissions Office is available to assist and guide military
personnel through the process, helping to maximize military benefits and transfer
credits. King accepts qualifying credits from the military, “old” credits, and credits
from ITT, National, and previously accredited closed colleges.
To honor the courageous men and women who serve our country, King University Online
offers military students many special benefits to help them achieve their academic
and professional goals, including online degrees for military. Military service members,
veterans, and military spouses (as defined in 1 U.S.C. § 7) are eligible for tuition
discounts, book vouchers, and evaluation of military training for college credit.
Qualifying military service members, veterans, and military spouses may qualify for
tuition assistance through the Post 9-11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon, and/or Veterans Educational
Other recent accolades include King’s recognition for the past ten years as a “Best
College in the Southeast” by the Princeton Review, and as a “Best Regional University”
for the past 24 years by U.S. News World Report. Additionally, King was named to
the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation,
announced by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is the highest
honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning
and civic engagement.
For more information visit www.king.edu or http://military.king.edu.
King University is a Presbyterian, master's-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King
College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees
and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences,
pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration,
education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities,
and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II
and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity athletic teams. For more information
about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact
the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road,
Richlands, VA 24641.
About Military Friendly®: The Military Friendly ® designation process includes extensive research and data-driven
surveys of leading opportunities for the military community in the areas of employment,
education, franchising and cities. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings
are developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of
educators from schools across the country and are independently tested by Ernst Young
LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. The survey
is administered for free and is open annually from March-May. Additional information
can be located at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
About Victory Media: Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and has been serving
the military community since 2001. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs,
Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur media channels, republished in periodicals like USA
Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW and are frequently cited on national
TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others.