Scranton, PA (November 11, 2013) – Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and blended education designed to address the skills gap in America, today announced it has been selected as a Military Friendly School by Victory Media for 2014. Victory Media, a veteran-owned business and publisher of G.I. Jobs and the Guide to Military Schools, ranked Penn Foster among the top 15 percent of more than 12,000 schools surveyed. The questionnaire included 58 questions designed to analyze the support available for military students, the academic credibility of an institution’s programs, and veteran graduation rates.“Penn Foster has a long history of helping our service members, dating back to the 1920’s working with the U.S. Marine Corps Institute to educate GIs during World War II,” said Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster. “Today, thousands of military students take Penn Foster programs as our model allows traveling, busy military families to get an education and advance their career goals and at a low price point.
Penn Foster provides military personnel with benefits that make it possible for them and their families to receive quality education and career training. Active duty members of the military receive a 15 percent discount on tuition while dependents and children may be eligible for up to 45 months of education benefits. Penn Foster also has a special section of its online community dedicated to the military.
“When I transitioned from military to civilian life, it was tough for me to apply my military skills and knowledge in a traditional work setting,” said Rachel Kennedy, a Penn Foster graduate and U.S. Army Veteran. “Penn Foster gave me the affordable, flexible learning option I needed to advance my career, and I felt supported every step of the way.”
About Penn Foster
Founded in 1890, Penn Foster has been a leader in career-focused distance and blended learning for more than 100 years. Since its inception, more than 13 million people have enrolled in its high school, career school and college to learn advanced skills, further their education and better position them for life success. Today, Penn Foster graduates 25,000 students yearly and enrolls more than 100,000 new students each year in programs designed to address the skills gap in middle skilled careers. Penn Foster's high-quality, affordable distance education allows students the flexibility to complete programs around their schedules with 24/7 access to a supportive online community of students and faculty. For more information, visit www. pennfoster.edu.