UW-Platteville: Named a top ‘Military Friendly School’

PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Sept. 17, 2012 — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, a leader in online education (GoUWP.com)-has been named to the Military Friendly Schools ® list by Victory Media, Inc. The designation is awarded to the nation’s 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 educational success.

“We’re proud to be in this prestigious list of institutions that are committed to helping service members advance in their college careers,” said Dawn Drake, executive director of Alternative Delivery Systems. “UW-Platteville recognizes the unique learning needs of military members and veterans. As always, we’re committed to providing the support military personnel require to achieve academic success.”

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 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.militaryfriendlyschools.com/board

UW-Platteville Online provides:

* Degree programs that are approved for Veterans Administration (VA) benefits under the GI Bill, as well as tuition assistance for active-duty, reserve, and National Guard service members

* Camaraderie-building groups specifically designed for active-duty military, reservists, veterans, and military spouses

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools ® shows the University of Wisconsin-Platteville commitment 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 online education grows we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

UW-Platteville provides eight degrees entirely online. Visit http://www.GoUWP.com, call 800.362.5460 or e-mail [email protected] to learn more.

About UW-Platteville Online

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Distance Learning Center began 30 years ago. Today, more than 2,500 students worldwide are enrolled in its online programs. UW-Platteville provides online bachelor’s degrees in business administration and criminal justice along with master’s degrees in integrated supply chain management, distance education leadership, organizational change leadership, project management, engineering and criminal justice.