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National University named Military Friendly School for 2010

Honor places National University in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide

August 18, 2009

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - National University, the second-largest, private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California, has been selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a “Military Friendly School for 2010.” The honor places National University in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide.

This is the second time this year that National University has been honored for its commitment to the military. Military Advanced Education magazine also named National University one of “America’s Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities” in January 2009.

“National University is proud of its commitment to serving the needs of students from all branches of the military, and we are honored to be named a military friendly school,” said Doug Barr, associate regional dean of military students at National University. “National University believes in providing military students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in their careers in both the military and private sector.”

National University enjoys a distinguished reputation for its commitment to military education. The University is a past winner of the prestigious Ray Ehrensberger Award for Institutional Excellence in Military Education. Additionally, Barr is a recipient of the William Kennedy Award by the Council of Colleges and Military Educators for outstanding service in military education.

With more than 30 locations in California and one in Henderson, Nevada, as well as more than 60 online degree programs, National University’s one-course-per-month format is ideally suited for men and women serving in the United States armed forces. National University operates learning centers and admissions offices at 10 military bases in California as well as one in Washington State at Naval Base Bremerton.

National University offers online courses at discounted rates to active duty military personnel and their dependents. On-base classes are offered for qualified students including active duty members, their spouse and dependents, Department of Defense employees, military retirees and selective military reserve members.

To learn more about the educational programs and financial assistance available to members of the military at National University, call 1-800-NAT-UNIV or visit: http://www.nu.edu/Admissions/MilitaryAdmissions.html.

About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California with 22,000 full-time students and 119,000 alumni. The flagship institution of the National University System, National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging and relevant to a diverse population of students. One college and five schools – the College of Letters and Sciences, the School of Business and Management, the School of Education, the School of Engineering and Technology, the School of Health and Human Services, and the School of Media and Communication – offer 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 22 teacher credentials more than 30 locations throughout California and in Henderson, Nevada. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 60 degrees and programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. www.nu.edu.

About G.I. Jobs Magazine
G.I. Jobs magazine is considered a premier source for those transitioning from military duty to the private sector, providing education, transition assistance, and job opportunities for veterans. In addition to its recognition of colleges and universities, G.I. Jobs ranks companies that are vet-friendly and promotes attributes that veterans bring to the private workplace. For more information regarding G.I. Jobs and its list of military friendly schools, visit the publication’s web site at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

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