January 17th, 2011
Online colleges are not only beneficial to working professionals, but military officials who want to earn a postsecondary education as well. Veterans who return home from duty may find difficulty entering the workforce without a college degree. One way for veterans to get an education as they ease back into civilian life is through internet-based programs allow students to create flexible class schedules that work around their other daily obligations.
Recently, Ashworth College was named one of the most military-friendly educational institutions by Military Advanced Education's (MAE) annual guide to finding schools that accommodate veterans. For four years, MAE has ranked institutions with accordance to teaching sophistication, effectiveness and how many online resources they offer veterans.
"Being recognized by Military Advanced Education as a top institution serving the military is an honorable distinction for Ashworth College," said Gary Keisling, Ashworth College chairman and chief executive officer. "Ashworth is proud to offer a wide range programs to those serving in the U.S. military, their spouses and families and the veteran community."
More than 4 million students nationwide were enrolled in online classes during the 2008 academic year, according to a report by the Babson Survey Research Group and the Sloan Consortium.