Portland, Oregon, September 22, 2009 -- The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) has been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. The 2010 G.I. Jobs list of Military Friendly Schools honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools who do the most to create opportunity for American veterans.
As a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), ACHS strictly complies with SOC principles and criteria and provides flexible programs, including: accommodations for non-traditional learners, a fully online format, and 24-hour access. In addition, ACHS accepts all military education benefits and has partnered with the Imagine America Foundation to offer a Military Scholarship for veterans and military spouses.
"This list is especially important now," said G.I. Jobs publisher Rich McCormack, "because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school.
Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they're academically qualified. [...] Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend."
The American College currently has more than 100 military and veteran students enrolled.
The American College recently returned from the DoD Worldwide Education Symposium, where Kate Harmon, ACHS Director of Military Relations, and Dean of Admissions and Military Education Coordinator Tracey Miller met with Education Officers to educate them about how servicemembers can maximize their military education benefits while studying in the dynamic field of complementary alternative medicine.
The G.I. Jobs list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled from more than 7,000 schools polled nationwide. An Academic Advisory Committee including educators and administrators from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toledo, Duquesne University, Coastline Community College, and Lincoln Technical Institute helped to develop the methodology, criteria, and weighting for the list.
The criteria for being selected as a Military Friendly School included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations.
American College of Healthcare Sciences is the only accredited, fully online college offering degrees, diplomas, and career-training certificates in complementary alternative medicine. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu, call (503) 244-0726, or stop by the College campus located at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.