National University named 2012 Military Friendly School

  • 2012 marks third year in a row National University has been honored
  • Honor places National University in top 15 percent of schools nationwide
  • National University is a past winner of the prestigious Ray Ehrensberger Award

La Jolla, Calif. – National University, the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the 12th-largest in the nation, has been selected by G.I. Jobs magazine as a “Military Friendly School for 2012.” The honor places National University in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide.

It marks the third year in a row that National University has been honored for its commitment to the military. Previously, G.I. Jobs magazine and Military Advanced Education magazine have both ranked National University among its “Military Friendly Schools” and one of “America’s Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.”

“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 Vernon Taylor, Associate Vice President of Military and Veterans Affairs Programs 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 the 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. Doug Barr, Associate Regional Dean of Military Students, and Richard Carter, Vice Chancellor of Business Operations, are both past recipients of the William Kennedy Award by the Council of Colleges and Military Educators for outstanding service in military education. Taylor is a past recipient of the John Brian Service and Leadership Award (2007) and the Tilton Davis Jr. “Military Educator of the Year” Award (2010).

With more than 45 locations throughout California and across the nation, as well as more than 70 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 Kitsap-Bremerton. The university also has a unique Online Information Center in Quantico Town, Virginia.

National University has expanded its services to Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces through the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, located at National’s Spectrum Business Park Campus in San Diego, a national hub for military personnel.

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:

Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California and the 12th-largest in the United States. With 22,000 full-time students and 230,000 alumni, National University is 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. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering, Technology and Media; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer 75 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 22 teacher credentials at more than 45 locations throughout California and across the nation. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 70 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit

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

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