"List shows veterans which colleges are a good fit"

(December 28, 2011 --- Bettendorf, IA)  For the second consecutive year, Brown Mackie College ? Quad Cities  has received the honor and was selected as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine. The school now appears on the 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. The common bond that the schools listed have is their shared priority of recruiting students with military experience.

Brown Mackie College ? Quad Cities has always held the deepest respect for the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country," says Kao Odukale, President of Brown Mackie College ? Quad Cities. "This ranking further acknowledges our long-term commitment to providing our military and veteran students with access to a quality education. We are extremely pleased to once again be included on this list and in the company of other distinguished colleges and universities."

The list was compiled through exhaustive research starting last April during which G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, Colorado State University, Dallas County Community College, Old Dominion University, Cleveland State University, Lincoln Technical Institute and Embry Riddle; as well as Keith Wilson, Veteran Administration's Director of Education Services; Michele Spires, American Council on Education's Assistant Director of Military Programs; Janet Swandol, Associate Director for College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Derek Blumke, President of Student Veterans of America. A full list of board members can be found at http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/advisory-board/.

Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting military and veteran students, and academic accreditations.


G.I. Jobs (www.gijobs.com), a veteran-owned business, is published by Victory Media, which also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation's "Military Friendly Employers," "Military Spouse Friendly Employers" and "Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses."

To learn more about how Brown Mackie College ? Quad Cities can support the education needs of military and veteran students, call K.L. Allen at (513) 830-2052, toll free (866) 696-1222, e-mail keallen@brownmackie.edu, or visit http://www.brownmackie.edu/pr.aspx?ID=BMC2414.

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Brown Mackie College ? Quad Cities is one of 27 school locations of the Brown Mackie College system of schools (www.brownmackie.edu), which is dedicated to providing educational programs that prepare students for entry-level positions in a competitive, rapidly-changing workplace. Brown Mackie College schools offer bachelor's degree, associate's degree, certificate, and diploma programs in health sciences, business, information technology, legal studies and design technologies. See bmcprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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