Liberty named in 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities
October 31, 2013 |
Liberty University Online has once again been named as one of Military Advanced Education's (MAE) top military-friendly schools as published in its “2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.”
From community colleges to state universities, online universities, and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s “2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities” provides prospective students with information about institutions that go out of their way to implement military-friendly policies in support of our men and women in uniform.
Many attributes were considered in evaluating this year’s institutions. These include the flexibility of online learning options, the extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, an on-campus Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus assistance for active duty service members and veterans, support provided to the families of service members, faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues, a presence on military installations, and full-time counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns.
“Being named among the nation’s best military-friendly schools once again is a tremendous honor,” Liberty Online’s Director of Military Affairs Emily Foutz said. “As a university, we work hard to ensure that our nation’s heroes and their families have all the tools necessary to take their education to the next level.”
Liberty University enrolls more than 20,000 service members each year. To honor their sacrifice, encourage them during their military service, and prepare them for a future career, Liberty provides many benefits to both military personnel and their spouses. These benefits include tuition discounts, fee waivers, and book vouchers. Liberty is also ranked as No. 2 among top online and nontraditional colleges in the 2013 Best for Vets student survey conducted by Military Times Edge and has been included in GI Jobs magazine's list of military-friendly schools for four years in a row.