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Milligan named a Military Friendly School

Military Friendly SchoolMILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Sept. 10, 2013) — Victory Media, the premier entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Milligan to the Military Friendly Schools list for the fifth year in a row.

The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list released today 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.

“We are honored to be included on this list,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer. “Students who have served in the military are great examples of servant leaders. Their experience and perspective enrich our campus community, and the education they receive here prepares them well for lives of continued service.”

Milligan has several policies in place to create a military friendly campus during the admissions process and throughout the college experience. Milligan allows for military transfer credit, flexibility on registration and withdrawals due to deployments, and payment deferments while awaiting properly applied-for educational benefits. The college also waives college application fees for veterans and provides individual counseling during the application and admission process. Visit www.milligan.edu/academics/veterans.html to learn more.

The Military Friendly Schools media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school 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.

“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Milligan’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.”

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. Milligan has made the list every year since its inception.

A full story and detailed list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that has been serving the military community since 2001. Its data-driven Military Friendly lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur media channels; republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune and Bloomberg BW; and are frequently cited on national TV reports.

To learn more about Milligan, visit www.milligan.edu.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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