COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Colorado Technical University (CTU) announced today that Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse magazines, recognized the university as a Top Military Friendly School® for a sixth consecutive year. The 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools honors the top 20 percent of universities, colleges and trade schools that offer the best experience for military students and are doing the most to support America’s military service members, veterans and spouses.
The results are based on research conducted on more than 12,000 universities, colleges and trade schools nationwide and incorporate the feedback of more than 4,000 student veterans. According to Victory Media, the schools on the 2015 list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.
“We’re incredibly honored to be recognized as a Top Military Friendly School for the sixth year in a row,” said Andrew Hurst, president of CTU. “Military men and women make life-altering sacrifices when they choose to serve our country and many put their careers and educational goals on hold. We work hard to help our military and veteran students and their spouses achieve success in the classroom and support them as they transition to civilian careers.”
More than 34 percent of CTU’s student population consists of active-duty and veteran students and their spouses. Through its availability of online classes and support services, the university offers military students flexibility and access to higher education whether they are deployed or at home.
CTU supports the needs of U.S. military service members with specially-trained admissions advisors and financial aid specialists who have expertise in the military enrollment process and military educational benefits. CTU is committed to evaluating active-duty and veteran service members’ prior learning, plus military training and service, to ensure they obtain the maximum transfer credit for their existing experience.
As part of its commitment to military service members and their families, CTU annually awards 25 Wounded Warrior Scholarships and 25 Wounded Warrior Spouse Scholarships to deserving applicants. The scholarship program offers educational assistance to wounded and veteran service men and women as they recover from their injuries and for their spouses as they prepare for new career opportunities.
In addition to its recurring Victory Media designation, CTU was recognized by Military Advanced Education as one of the Top Universities Serving the Educational Needs of the Armed Forces in 2008-2014. Military Times ranked CTU among the Best for Vets for two years in a row and in 2008, CTU received the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) Institution Award. The CCME award was presented to CTU in recognition of its Quality Education Programs to the Armed Services and significant contributions to the cause of military education.
About the Military Friendly Schools List
Developed through more than a decade of proprietary research, the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools is derived mathematically from survey submissions that include responses to more than 100 questions that define what it takes to successfully attract and support the military community. This includes such things as offering programs especially in demand by military and veteran students and having robust distance-learning options.
The full 2015 list of G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
About Colorado Technical University
Colorado Technical University has a long-standing reputation for helping military members, veterans, and their families work towards realizing their academic and professional goals. It began in 1965 when CTU opened their first campus in Colorado Springs to support students from five nearby military bases.
Since then, CTU has expanded military support to the online classroom; providing higher education for today’s career-focused students. CTU’s industry-focused curriculum has courses taught by instructors, many with experience in the fields that they teach. Students can collaborate with people from all over the country via the CTU award-winning Virtual Campus, which was recognized as the “Best of the Best” in the Education and Academia category of the 2009 Computerworld Honors program. Students can also connect on campuses in multiple cities. CTU students can choose from more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information, visit www.coloradotech.edu/military.
CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools. For more information visit www.careered.com. CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary. Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures.