National University named 2011 Military Friendly School

  • 2011 marks second 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

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 2011.” The honor places National University in the top 15 percent of all schools nationwide.

It marks the second year in a row that National University has been honored for its commitment to the military. Previously, G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine 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, regional operations, military and Veteran’s 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 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, Doug Barr, associate regional dean of military students at National University, 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 50 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:

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 230,000 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. Five schools and one college offer 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials at more than 30 locations throughout California and in Henderson, Nevada. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 50 degree programs via the Internet. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California. To learn more, visit

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

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