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Bryant & Stratton College Online

October 06, 2011 07:00 ET

Bryant & Stratton College Online Honored as a 2012 Military Friendly School for Its Support of Active-Duty Service Members, Military Veterans and Their Families

Only 20 Percent of Colleges, Universities and Trade Schools Awarded This Distinction From G.I. Jobs Magazine

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 6, 2011) - Bryant & Stratton College Online announced today that it has again been named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine. Only 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools are awarded this distinction. The list was created so that service members and military veterans can easily find schools that offer the best education, value and welcome. The G.I. Jobs list includes state universities, private colleges, community colleges and trade schools. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board consisting of educators from schools across the country.

"We are humbled to be again named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine, especially since this year's list considered veteran feedback," said Scott Traylor, Associate Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College. "We feel that it is our duty to do what we can to help service members, military veterans and their families receive the education they need to succeed, in an environment that understands their unique circumstances."

G.I. Jobs Magazine selected schools following extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools nationwide. Bryant & Stratton College Online was selected because it offers scholarships and discounts, has a veteran's club and a full-time staff member dedicated to helping students with military experience. Examples of ways Bryant & Stratton College Online supports its military students and their families are below:

-- Salute to Spouses
Salute to Spouses (www.salutetospouses.com) is a scholarship program that allows military spouses to receive up to $6,000 toward an online degree program at Bryant & Stratton College. Bryant & Stratton College Online originally created the Salute to Spouses program to help fill the void left by the suspension of the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program. It has since expanded Salute to Spouses, launching a career and education resource website for military spouses, written and edited by military spouses. For military spouses pursuing an associate's degree, the scholarship can be combined with MyCAA benefits, or the scholarship can be applied toward an online bachelor's degree program at Bryant & Stratton College. Additionally, eligibility is not limited by pay grade. More information, including the application form, is available at www.SaluteToSpouses.com.

-- Student Veterans of Bryant & Stratton College Online
In May 2011, Bryant & Stratton College Online formed the Student Veterans of Bryant & Stratton College Online, a support network for students who have served in the U.S. military, are currently serving, their families and civilian supporters. The student-led group focuses on building upon available resources that make success in the classroom and workplace more attainable. Students can join on LinkedIn, which is where the group connects online.

-- Military Relations Manager
MAJ (Ret.) Ed Dennis serves as military relations manager at Bryant & Stratton College Online. Ed's primary role is to provide assistance to service members seeking information about higher education and to work with branches of the military to help students understand the opportunities that are available to them through Bryant & Stratton College Online. Ed started at Bryant & Stratton in July 2010 after recently retiring from the Army with 21 years of service. His extensive knowledge and first-hand experience with the armed forces brings invaluable expertise to Bryant & Stratton about what active-duty and veteran military students need.

More information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degree programs is available at http://online.bryantstratton.edu. To learn more about the Military Friendly School designation visit http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/.

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment. The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor's and associate's degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor's degree programs, eleven online associate's degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures. General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at http://online.bryantstratton.edu.

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