Park University Selected “Military-Friendly School” For Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth consecutive year, Park University has been selected as one of the top military-friendly colleges and universities in the country by Military Advanced Education magazine.

Park was selected for inclusion on the list in the magazine 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities, which provides information about the wide range of benefits the 300 schools provide in four key categories of consideration to servicemembers, veterans, their spouses and dependents (in order of assigned weighting):

----- Support services (such as having an on-campus veterans center, faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues and full-time counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns)

----- Flexibility (having online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, presence on military installations)

----- Financial assistance (providing in-state tuition for active duty servicemembers, Yellow Ribbon program, veteran work-study program, military student-specific scholarships, tuition discounts/scholarships for dependents)

----- Military culture (having on-campus ROTC, MyCAA approved, membership in Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges)

The Military Advanced Education honor is yet another in a string of recent tributes to Park University’s efforts to educate members of the U.S. military. In December 2012, Military Times, an independent source for news and information for the military community, ranked Park No. 2 among all private colleges/universities in the country and No. 3 overall in the “online and nontraditional” category in its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2013” rankings. And in September 2012, Park was named a military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine.

For more information about how Park serves the educational needs of the military, visit www.park.edu/military or contact the Department of Military and Veteran Student Services at warriorcenter@park.edu or (816) 584-6530.

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