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Military Transition News is featuring eight military-friendly schools as part of the 2014 July/August Higher Education Issue. Please see the schools’ profiles along with their veteran assistance contact below.


Higher Education Issue Featured Schools California University of Pennsylvania

250 University Ave.

California, PA 15419

Founded In 1852

Veteran Assistance Contact: Robert Prah, Director of Veteran’s Affairs | (724) 938-4076

Most Popular Degree Programs for Veterans: Master of Science, Legal Studies; Master of Business Administration; Master of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Arts, Arabic Language and Culture

Cal U: Ready to Serve You You are serving our nation, now let us serve you. California University of Pennsylvania is here to serve you and your family in securing your own future with a quality education. Cal U’s Global Online learning community makes it convenient to earn your undergraduate or graduate degree, whether you are at home or serving abroad. Global Online’s internet-based format fits well with challenging military duty assignments, enabling you to access your Cal U coursework from anywhere in the world.

Our asynchronous classes make it possible to complete your assignments at any time of the day or night. Global Online courses are also ideal for spouses or other family members who are interested in earning their degrees.

Higher Education Issue Featured Schools“Cal U’s Global Online program and professors were exceptional. This degree was something that was not on my radar for two years and to have a master’s degree in something I love to do opens up many more doors to success.” - Darin Elkins, U.S. Army, 2014 Global Online Graduate, Exercise Science and Health Promotion



Higher Education Issue Featured SchoolsCampbellsville University

1 University Dr.

Campbellsville, KY 42718

Founded In 1906, Accredited by SACS-COC

Veteran Assistance Contact: Joshua Fuqua, Area Operations and Admissions Counselor | (270) 789-5355

Most Popular Degree Programs for Veterans: Business Administration; Criminal Justice

Yellow Ribbon Participant: Yes

Freedom. Honor. Values. These are familiar words to America’s service men and women. They are also words that describe the founding principles of Christian institutions like Campbellsville University. For over a century, this liberal arts Baptist university has prepared servant leaders for duty to their God and their fellow man, both at home and globally. Thousands of CU graduates work in hundreds of industries, agencies and ministries worldwide.

Academically, CU offers challenging academic programs at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s levels; many of which are ranked nationally by recognized entities like U.S. News and World Report. Small class sizes and credentialed faculty provide a quality education for over 3,600 students.

Sixteen fully online degrees are available so veterans can attend CU regardless of their location. Online degree tuition is a third of regular tuition. A dedicated staff is provided to serve the specific needs of our online students.

Online or on our beautiful rural campus, Campbellsville University is dedicated to helping veterans prepare for continued service to others in their chosen field.



Higher Education Issue Featured Schools Jones International University

9697 E. Mineral Ave.

Centennial, CO 80112

Founded In 1993

Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools


Veteran Assistance Contact: Military Admissions Counselor | (866) 427-1309

Most Popular Degree Programs for Veterans: Information Security Management, Cyber Security and Entrepreneurship

Yellow Ribbon Participant: Yes

At Jones International University® our mission is to arm you with practical skills and knowledge to move up the ranks or transition into a civilian career. JIU offers 100% online undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees, and professional certificate programs in the fields of business and education. JIU is approved for GI Bill benefits, including Yellow Ribbon and tuition assistance; plus, all active-duty, veterans, spouses and dependents receive reduced tuition rates for undergraduate programs and a 20% scholarship for graduate programs. In addition, all undergraduate program books are free and there are no application fees!

At the heart of JIU are the people who ensure students receive unparalleled support, get the most value out of their education and help shape the career they envision. Military students also have the opportunity to get involved in the Student Veterans of America organization, allowing them to network with veterans across the nation; and in the Total Professional Advantage® program, which provides career-building tools and exercises. Visit for more information.

Higher Education Issue Featured Schools“If you are looking at online universities, give JIU a serious look. The courses were rigorous, but very manageable and enjoyable. The student and instructor interaction was very encouraging and kept me going, and the ability to graduate with a degree in Entrepreneurship, as an entrepreneur, was awesome and has given me a tremendous boost in my career.” - Chris Paschane, U.S. Air Force


Higher Education Issue Featured Schools Lipscomb University

One University Park Dr.

Nashville, TN 37204                           Founded in 1891, Accredited by SACS

Veteran Assistance Contact: April Herrington;; or Susan Lee;

Most Popular Degree Programs for Veterans: Engineering; Nursing; IT; Business; undergraduate degree in Law, Justice, and Society (often pre-law prep) and select master’s degrees

Yellow Ribbon Participant: Yes

Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., is privileged to honor those who have sacrificially served our country. We know, as our military does, that freedom isn’t free but their education should be. In recognition of selfless service, since Sept. 11, 2001, Lipscomb University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program at the highest level.

This means free tuition for eligible military veterans and/or their families who wish to earn an undergraduate degree, or a master’s, in one of more than 75 areas of study including accounting, business, counseling and psychology, education, exercise and nutrition science, and theology. Lipscomb established The Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes to honor Charlie Daniels and his tireless efforts on behalf of the nation’s military. This scholarship provides financial assistance for those not eligible for Yellow Ribbon.

At Lipscomb, you’ll find classes are smaller, professors offer more personal, one-on-one attention, and there is a dedicated Veteran Services Office that is ready to support and assist you during your transition to student life and help you prepare for the next chapter of your life.

Higher Education Issue Featured Schools“I could have gone to the University of Tennessee or any other state school, but I wanted something smaller, more personal, where I had support and guidance leading me to graduation. I chose Lipscomb because of their Christian core values and their unparalleled level of support for all veterans and their families.” - Zachary Bell, U.S. Marine Corps

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