South College, which has demonstrated its commitment to those who serve in the armed forces, again has earned the Military Friendly® School designation for 2020-2021 and is among the Top 10 in the country.
“It is a privilege to create programs and opportunities for our military-connected students, veterans and their families,” said Steve South, chancellor of South College. “This honor recognizes our continued commitment to support the veterans and the men and women who are serving our country as active duty military.”
South College, which first earned the Military Friendly® School designation in 2016, has been a longtime advocate for veterans and supporter of the U.S. military.
The South College Military Grant program provides tuition benefits to veterans and spouses of veterans with honorable discharge status; active duty military and spouses; and dependents who are eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs educational benefits. The institution also participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, which helps cover eligible participants’ tuition not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. South College was recently recognized with the Minuteman Award from the Tennessee National Guard for participation in the Tennessee STRONG Act, a reimbursement program for eligible guard members pursuing a first-time bachelor’s degree.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), South College offers programs at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels. South College, which is based in Knoxville, Tennessee, also has campuses in Nashville, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; and Asheville, North Carolina, and offers online classes and programs.
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to a proprietary survey. South College is one of 625 Military Friendly® Schools across the country that earned the designation.
“We welcome opportunities that provide higher education, tuition assistance, and career advancement to veterans and military members,” South said. “Receiving Military Friendly® School Top 10 status is an honor we are grateful to receive, and we work every day to earn and keep that designation.”
Viqtory media determined the designated schools with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer), and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
In addition to veteran and military assistance, South College offers financial aid eligibility through Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, Tennessee HOPE Scholarship, South College Promise and other grants and scholarships.
To learn more about South College’s academic programs and financial assistance, visit https://www.south.edu.
The full 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and also can be found at http://www.militaryfriendly.com.
About South College
South College is a private institution regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer programs at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate and associate levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South College. For more information about South College retention/graduation rates, the median loan debts of students who complete the program and other important information, please visit our website at https://www.south.edu.
About Military Friendly® Schools
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions.
The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly® Schools list using the criteria set forth by Viqtory. The services performed by EY are were limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
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