Providence, R.I. – For the fifth consecutive year, G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Providence College’s School of Continuing Education (SCE) the designation of Military Friendly School. 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 and veterans as students.
The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide.
PC’s SCE assists military members and their spouses with completing their bachelor’s and associate’s degrees, and certificate programs. Advisors walk through every step of the college enrollment process with military members and their families.
SCE participates in the Montgomery GI Bill, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and MyCAA tuition benefit programs and offers benefits counseling for military students along with the College’s Office of Enrollment Services.
Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an academic advisory board consisting of educators from schools across the country. The survey results were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings.
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, transfer-friendly credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.