For the fifth year, Victory Media — the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life — has named The Culverhouse College of Commerce Executive MBA program at the University of Alabama to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools List honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows UA EMBA’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing, and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”
The Military Friendly Schools media and website, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features the list, as well as interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best schools to suit their unique needs and preferences. 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, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.
This year’s Military Friendly Schools list was based on a survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA funding. Currently, 36 percent of students enrolled in the EMBA program at the University of Alabama are veterans or active duty military, an increase of 11 percent from last year. “Once again, we are greatly honored to be recognized for our continued support of the military as they pursue their academic career,” said Donna Blackburn, director of Executive MBA Programs.