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For Immediate Release: September 17, 2012


Providence College’s School of Continuing Education Awarded “Military Friendly School” Title from G.I. Jobs

Providence, R.I. – For the fourth 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 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 and veterans as students.

The 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 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 offer benefits counseling for military students.

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 list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. 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 1,739 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, credit policies, flexibility, and other services to those who served.

A full list of board members can be found at


Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator
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