Mid-Continent University Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools ® Designation

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Mid-Continent University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list honors the top 20 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 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Mid-Continent University commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran.   “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”  Complete survey methodology is available at militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.

The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.  The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.  These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

Billy Pitts, Mid-Continent University Advantage Military Liaison, said “We are pleased to once again be selected as a military friendly school. We are fortunate that the Advantage Programs at Mid-Continent University, while removing barriers to help working adults earn his or her college degree, are also a perfect fit for the military member to do the same. The programs we offer help our military earn an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in the class room or online, and is flexible enough to meet the high tempo demands of military life. Our full time staff members assist with application for all military education benefits and transfer of military training into college hours”.

MCU’s Advantage offers several flexible features for military personnel:

  • Five week face-to-face classes, allowing for successful completion, even in unexpected situations
  • Typically considered full-time, maximizing military and grant benefits
  • More affordable than most university programs
  • Military training will transfer as credit
  • Degrees available online, accommodating unexpected transfers or times of high mobility
  • Assist with processing for GI Bill/Montgomery Bill/and other military benefits programs
  • Kentucky National Guardsmen qualify for full coverage of educational expenses
  • Fulltime advisors available during daytime office hours and evening registrations to assist with complicated military transcripts
  • Flexible transfer policies that accommodate most previous educational endeavors
  • Several locations in Kentucky and Illinois to serve those who prefer face-to-face classes

Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. 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 (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.  A full list of board members can be found at http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

Mid-Continent University offers the traditional college experience on the main campus in Mayfield, Kentucky. MCU also offers the accelerated adult Advantage option which provides accredited degrees face-to-face in 27 cities and towns throughout Kentucky and southern Illinois or completely online. The unique cohort format allows adults students to fit a college education into their busy lives. Face-to-face classes are offered one night a week with one class at a time. Adults can earn an undergraduate or graduate degree. 

Mid-Continent University is a private, non-profit, Southern Baptist affiliated organization. MCU is regionally accredited and headquartered in Mayfield, Kentucky. If you are interested in information about enrolling visit www.midcontinent.edu or call 1-888-MCU-GRAD.