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UMT Named "2014 Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs

ARLINGTON, Virginia, September 10, 2013

"2014 Military Friendly School" by <i>G.I. Jobs</i> magazineUMT is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a "2014 Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs magazine. UMT has won the "Military Friendly School" title three years consecutively. The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20% 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. UMT will be listed 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 2013. It is also included in the online listing at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. See UMT's listing at: http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/search/profile.aspx?id=451260.

"Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows University of Management and Technology's commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students." says Sean Collins, Vice President for G.I. Jobs. “Colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.”

The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey tabulation process, methodology and weightings that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst and Young LLP. Complete survey methodology is available at http://www.militaryfriendly.com/methodology/schools. 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 http://www.militaryfriendly.com/advisory-board/schools.

UMT offers military scholarships for military personnel, veterans and spouses. Qualified military personnel and veterans can earn a degree without any out-of-pocket expense after TA, GI Bill, or DANTES benefits are applied. A free-of-charge Textbook Loan Program is available for active duty personnel. Up to 75% of the required hours for an undergraduate and 50% for a graduate degree can be transferred. UMT follows the AARTS, CCAF and SMART credit guidelines. It accepts CLEP and DSST scores for college credit.

UMT is an LOI school in the GoArmyEd system and a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. UMT is a university participant in USAF's Air University's Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program. UMT is a strategic partner of Defense Acquisition University (DAU). UMT is named "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and also named as one of the 2010-2011, 2011-2012 and 2012-13 "Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities" by Military Advanced Education magazine.

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