Friday, September 30, 2011

G.I. Jobs names us a Military Friendly School again

Our support of military personnel has once again earned the recognition of G.I. Jobs. The publication's editors named Post University on its Military Friendly Schools list for the second consecutive year.

The list highlights the editors' picks of the most military-friendly schools in the U.S. based on education, value, and welcome.

It's an honor to earn G.I. Jobs' recognition. It places Post University in the top 20 percent of U.S. higher education institutions based on its prioritization and support of military service members and veterans.

But the success of our Military Program is also a tribute to our students, many of whom are taking courses while serving overseas and balancing the demands of their military careers and family responsibilities. Serving in the military is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences for those in our Armed Forces, and balancing it with college is a prestigious accomplishment.

You can see online how G.I. Jobs' editors ranked Post University across its judging criteria, including academics, financial benefits, flexibility, military students, and military support. You can also compare the editors' rankings to their rankings for the other schools on the list, which can help you decide if Post University is right for you.



While you're at G.I. Jobs, flip through some articles. G.I. Jobs is one of the leading magazines for military personnel transitioning to civilian life. It's a great resource to help military personnel start, develop, and build their careers after they've served.

We issued a press release with more details on G.I. Jobs' Military Friendly Schools list, how the editors created it, and why Post University continues to stand out in their eyes. You can read it below. For more information on Post University's Military Program, slide over to our website.

Thanks again to G.I. Jobs for the recognition!



Post University Named Military-Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine for Second Consecutive Year

WATERBURY, Conn. (Sept. 12, 2011) -- G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel
transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Post University the distinction of Military Friendly School for the second year in a row. This recognition places Post University in the top 20 percent of all higher education institutions in the United States based on its prioritization and support of military service members and veterans.

"At Post University, we are honored to be able to serve those who are serving or have served our country, and we are proud to be selected as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs," aid retired Lt. Col. Ed Lizotte, Post University's Director of Military Programs and Veterans Affairs. "It is a testament to our commitment to providing Active Duty, Veteran and Military Dependents with the educational opportunities and support that they need to succeed."

Post University has been a pioneer in serving military personnel since 1976 and currently has a military enrollment of more than 3,000 students, including Active Duty, Veterans and Military Dependents. Under the leadership of a retired Lieutenant Colonel and with the help of faculty and staff who also have served as part of our nation's Armed Forces, its Military Program is specifically designed to fit the demands of military personnel. In addition to being a Servicemembers Opportunity College and a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, the University has also reduced its tuition and covered the cost of textbooks so service members can earn their degree while incurring little or no out-of-pocket expenses.

As a traditional, regionally accredited university with an excellent online program, Post University is also uniquely positioned to meet the needs of service members in flexible ways. Students may enroll at its main campus in Waterbury, Conn., take accelerated degree program courses at one of four locations in the state, or complete their degrees entirely online.

"The success of our program is also a tribute to our students, many of whom are taking courses while serving overseas and balancing the demands of their military careers and family responsibilities," said Lizotte. "This accolade is a tribute to the hard work of everyone who takes part in this program and I salute each and every one of them."

The 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools 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.

Post University also was included in Military Advanced Education's Annual Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities list in 2010 and 2011; and the Military Times EDGE "Best for Vets" 2010 edition.

To learn more about Post University's Military programs, visit www.post.edu/military. To access the complete list of G.I. Jobs' Military Friendly Schools, visit http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/mfslist.aspx.

About Post University
Founded in 1890, Post University is a student focused, career driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen fields. Located in Waterbury, Conn., Post University provides a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career driven academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its more than 8,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today's global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit www.Post.edu or call 800-345-2562.