Mid-Continent University Named Military Friendly School

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 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools 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 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows Mid-Continent University’scommitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in theirsearch for schools,” said Sean Collins.

Billy Pitts, Mid-Continent University’s 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 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 transfers as ACE 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

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 1,739 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices inthe recruitment and retention of students with military experience. 

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2013 list were independently verified by Ernst and Young LLP.   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 www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools ®, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October.  The Guide and associated media will also be featured at the Carrier Classic college basketball game on Nov. 9, between Ohio State and Marquette on the deck of the USS Yorktown. Both participating schools are on this year’s list of Military Friendly Schools ®.

ABOUT Victory Media Inc

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001. Victory’s free, data-driven, Military Friendly ® lists can be found at www.gijobs.com/2012Top100 www.militaryfriendlyschools.com and www.militaryfranchising.com. Victory’s lists are also published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur magazines, republished in national and local periodicals and are frequently cited on national and local TV stations.