G.I. Jobs Honors University as a Military Friendly School for Fifth Year

(September 25, 2014) — Armstrong State University has been officially named a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine for the fifth consecutive year. This designation is based on the results of an extensive survey of U.S. colleges and universities and recognizes institutions that are doing the most to support active military students and veterans on campus.

Armstrong is ranked in the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide for its military friendly status and is currently listed in the 2015 Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

“We are proud to support members of our military and want to do everything we can to ensure that our programs meet their needs,” said Armstrong President Linda M. Bleicken. “Armstrong offers educational options for military students, veterans and their families in a wide range of fields, from criminal justice to nursing.”

Armstrong recently launched a Green Zone initiative to support active duty military students and veterans on campus. Earlier this year, the university waived all mandatory fees for active duty military as part of its ongoing commitment to military students. Armstrong has also earned a military-friendly designation from MilitaryVetJobs.com.

In addition to providing a supportive campus environment for military students, Armstrong is also part of a network of universities that guarantees transferability of credits for military students, provides in-state tuition for members of the military and their families, and offers college credit for military experience.

As a complement to Armstrong's main campus in Savannah, the university operates the Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville, which helps members of the military community and their families pursue higher education and earn college degrees in key fields in Liberty County. A new expanded facility is currently under construction in downtown Hinesville, which will be open to students in the fall of 2015.