Bethany College Awarded Military Friendly Schools Title from Victory Media, Inc.

BETHANY, W.Va. — Victory Media, Inc., the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, recently named Bethany College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list 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.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Bethany College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and vice president at Victory Media, Inc. “As interest in education grows, we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools,” said Collins. Complete survey methodology is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/methodology.

The Military Friendly School's media and website, which can be found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. 

The 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. The schools listed are chosen because they demonstrate world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services for those who served.

“It’s an absolute honor to be named to the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools. We strive to accommodate our military students and their families in any way that Bethany College can. Our small school of national distinction embraces our country’s servicemen and women and aims to serve and aid in all their academic pursuits,” said Dr. Scott D. Miller, president of Bethany College.

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 schools nationwide. The survey results that comprise the 2013 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs.

Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country. A full list of board members can be found at militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. The guide and associated media will also be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, anchored by a playoff between Ohio State University and Marquette University on the deck of the USS Yorktown. Both participating schools are also on this year’s list of Military Friendly Schools.

Victory Media, Inc., is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory’s free, data-driven, Military Friendly lists can be found at www.gijobs.com/2012Top100, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com and www.militaryfranchising.com. Victory’s lists are also published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.

Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.