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Milligan named a Military Friendly School

Military Friendly 2015MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Sept. 23, 2014) — Milligan College has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list for the sixth year in a row by Victory Media, the premier entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list released today honors the top 15 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.

This announcement comes on the heels of U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “Best Colleges” report ranking Milligan No. 2 on the “Best College for Veterans” list for colleges in the South.

“It is a privilege for Milligan to receive this honor,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer. “The military experiences and relationships that students bring to our campus help shape and enrich the Milligan community as we prepare the next generation of leaders.”

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.gijobs.com/school, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

The 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.

Now in its sixth year, the 2015 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of schools nationwide approved for Post-9/11 GI Bill funding. Milligan has made the list every year since its inception.

The full criteria used for this consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com, and a complete list of schools can be found through the School Matchmaker tool on www.gijobs.com.

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.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college 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 College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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