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ASIS International, the leading organization for security management professionals, is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets – people, property, and/or information. We offer a range of education programs, certifications, publications, events, and other career resources to help you thrive professionally, whether you’re a young professional or an industry veteran. Our members represent virtually every industry in the public and private sectors, and organizations of all sizes.
Ave Maria School of Law is Southwest Florida’s law school offering a high quality legal education with a commitment to professional excellence, rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition. Our mission is to serve our nation’s veterans with dignity by providing them with an excellent legal education and support as they transition from the military. Our proposed Legal Clinic will provide legal assistance to Veterans and their families. Ave Maria School of Law has a long tradition of honoring our military veterans. We are proud of our students and alumni who are veterans, three JAG officers who have had leadership roles in the law school, together with our Founder, a Marine veteran and several members of the Board of Governors.
Baldwin Wallace University is a private, arts and sciences-based, college located in Berea, Ohio, offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees, certificates and professional education programs. In 1845, more than 15 years before the Civil War, Baldwin Wallace was founded as one of the first colleges in the nation to admit students without regard to race or gender. Today, you’ll find that spirit of inclusiveness has flourished and evolved into a personalized approach to education: one that fosters your individual growth as you learn to learn, experience new ideas and prepare for the certainty of change.
At Ball State, we’re educational entrepreneurs. Combining top-flight talent with top-notch resources, our students and faculty inject endless energy and creativity into teaching and learning. We offer comprehensive academic opportunities, including about 190 undergraduate majors and preprofessional programs, and more than 100 master’s and doctoral degrees. Our programs in architecture, telecommunications, landscape architecture, education, entrepreneurship, and online MBA and master’s degree in nursing have been ranked among the nation’s best. That excellence is possible because of our quality faculty and their commitment to teaching. Professors teach almost 90 percent of our classes ‘ a rarity at institutions Ball State’s size.
Buffalo, New York
Buffalo State is a place to learn, grow, and prepare for Your Future. Students find that Buffalo State provides the best of both worlds, a suburban-like campus in a vibrant, metropolitan neighborhood. The stimulating intellectual and cultural environment offers many informal social and recreational opportunities. The focus is on academics, with an emphasis on applied, marketable skills grounded in a strong liberal arts education. Buffalo State is large enough to offer a tremendous variety of educational programs, yet small enough to offer personal attention in small classes.
Campbell University provides a quality education for our military community. We have convenient locations on or near three military bases to serve active duty, retired, and separated service members. Being a member of the SOC DNS, our students are able to complete their degree with a “home college” while being transferred to new duty stations.
CDA Technical Institute is a post-secondary school designed to provide the diving, inspection, maritime and medical industries with entry level personnel, who excel in superior knowledge, skill, safety, and work ethic. Our training is comprehensive, rigorous, and designed with individual student career objectives, abilities, and interests in mind. CDA’s Commercial Diving and Underwater Welding program and our Maritime Welding program are go to work career training programs with post graduation placement rates in excess of 90%. CDA is veteran owned and military friend school with a proud history of helping veterans prepare for civilian careers.
Mount Pleasant, MI
At Central Michigan University, we believe that every success begins with a fired-up attitude. We offer a modern approach to education that includes innovative programs, flexible delivery modes and a focus on career preparation, whether that career is in the military or after transition to civilian life. We provide our students with the resources they need to become leaders in fields they are passionate about.
From our Mount Pleasant, Michigan, home and our 25 higher education hubs, including 12 military installations in nine states, our experienced and dedicated faculty take a student-first approach to
teaching. They champion their students’ successes and help them to grow both personally and professionally.
New York, NY
Columbia University School of General Studies (GS) is the only college of its kind created to meet the needs of returning and nontraditional students seeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League undergraduate degree full or part time. GS is home to a wide range of liberal arts courses, as well as the oldest and largest Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program in the U.S.
When you join us, you’ll become a fully integrated member of the Columbia undergraduate community and will learn from world-renowned faculty. You’ll be guided by dedicated academic advisors experienced in supporting non-traditional students and will have access to extensive research-backed support programs.
Drexel University is a comprehensive research university, comprised of 15 colleges and schools, that is ranked in the top 100 national universities by US News and World Report. Located in Philadelphia, PA, the country’s fifth largest city, Drexel offers an education that is use-inspired, where classroom meets the real world through its cooperative education program. Whether undergraduate or graduate, Drexel students have the opportunity to apply what is learned in the classroom to hands-on, experiential situations — enriching the students learning, enabling them to build professional networks and enhancing their resumes for future work or advanced education.
Founded more than 140 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University is the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the United States. Drawing on our Catholic Spiritan heritage, we’ll walk alongside you, connecting you with life-changing people and opportunities so you can build a professional path with purpose.
You’ll benefit from a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an academic experience hallmarked by personal attention from an award-winning faculty. In fact, almost half of all classes have 20 or fewer students, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities for direct interaction with your professors who want to help realize your boldest goals.
Johnson City, Tennessee
East Tennessee State University encompasses 11 colleges utilizing 4 campuses, several satellite facilities, and a robust online presence. In the heart of Appalachia, ETSU’s main campus sits on 340 acres in the shadow of Buffalo and Cherokee Mountains. It boasts the highest quality academic and athletic facilities, an extraordinary library, state-of-the-art residence halls, an observatory, and an outdoor amphitheater. The 11 colleges cover a wide variety of subjects ranging from the humanities to math, technology to art, education to health science. These colleges’ departments offer over 140 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs, as well as study abroad honors experiences.
Albany, New York
For more than 40 years, Excelsior College has helped U.S. veterans and servicemembers earn the degrees they need to move up in the military or transition into a civilian career. To date, more than 65,000 military students have completed programs with us. We understand that you may require extensions or other allowances, especially when deployed. So our practical online courses, flexible credit options, and academic services will empower you to succeed here. Excelsior representatives at U.S. military bases nationwide can assist servicemembers on site, and our Center for Military Education supports both servicemembers and veterans from a distance.
Recognized by VIQTORY as a Military Friendly® School for 10 consecutive years, our mission is to provide a full complement of learning experiences. Reinforced with strong academic and student development programs are designed to bring you to your highest potential and prepare you to meet the challenges of transitioning out of the military. We can accelerate you to a Masters degree with our combined BS+MBA program which is an accelerated program versus a 5-year program. All veterans who enroll get access to a full-time on-campus concierge service, and mentorship!
Grantham University was founded in 1951 by a veteran for veterans. For 65 years, Grantham University has proudly maintained that mission by serving the educational needs of U.S. veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and military families with more than 45 job-relevant degree and certificate programs. Today, Grantham University offers a 100% online education to give today’s adult learners, working professionals and military heroes a convenient and affordable method to earn an advanced degree.
Indiana Wesleyan University was founded in 1920. With a residential campus located in Marion, Indiana, IWU is a Christ-centered academic community committed to changing the world by developing students in character, scholarship and leadership. Since 1985, IWU’s College for Adult and Professional Studies program has helped adult learners take the next steps toward success through new education opportunities related to ever-changing work environments and technologies. Alumni of Indiana Wesleyan University can be found in corporations, school districts, health-care agencies, government entities and many other types of organizations across North America and around the world.
Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation and the largest Christian university in the world. As an accredited evangelical liberal arts institution, Liberty has 16 schools and colleges and more than 500 unique programs of study from the certificate to doctoral level, available in residential and online program formats. By incorporating academic theory, research, and hands-on training, Liberty equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make a lasting impact on their profession.
Lionel University — formerly the ISSA College of Exercise Science — is a 100% online, accredited institution designed to give you the knowledge you need to make a lasting and meaningful impact on the lives of others. Our curriculum is developed and honed by seasoned fitness professionals with decades of experience, and taught by a team of engaging faculty committed to helping you succeed in your career of choice.
Madison Area Technical College is a community college in Madison, Wisconsin. For more than 100 years, Madison College has offered educational opportunities to a wide variety of students with varying educational needs. Students can earn an associate degree, technical diploma or certificate in more than 150 programs. Nearly half go on to earn advanced degrees through more than 150 college transfer pathways. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) certifies that Madison College is fully accredited. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes HLC as a gatekeeper organization whose mission is to assure and advance the quality of higher learning through the accreditation of post-secondary institutions in the central United States.
At the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, we are driven by our mission of developing Best for the World Leaders through a transformational, world-class education grounded in leading-edge, experiential learning. We strive to advance responsible business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. Inspired by our Christian values, our purpose-driven curriculum encourages academic excellence within the professional landscape and honors the discovery of a student’s self-fulfilling purpose. As our alumni network of over 47,000 continues to expand worldwide, career opportunities become available and accessible for our community. With our students at the heart of our academic enterprise, Pepperdine Graziadio is committed to providing a foundation for future business leaders to lead with purpose and act with integrity.
Virginia Beach, VA
Regent University, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is one of the fastest growing accredited Christian universities in the nation. Guided by a mission of Christian Leadership to Change the World, the university prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose. We offer associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees within an innovative learning environment that includes both online and on-campus learning options. Regent’s 135+ challenging areas of study align with the most in-demand fields projected to grow over the next 10 years, including healthcare, cybersecurity, information systems, education, computer science, business, law, psychology, communication, and more. Since its establishment in 1978, Regent has equipped nearly 29,000 alumni from 141 countries to become accomplished professionals and serve with excellence. Currently, Regent University is ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report and is one of only 22 universities nationally to receive an “A” rating for its comprehensive liberal arts core curriculum.
Jersey City, NJ
What happens when you put one of the world’s greatest teaching organizations next to one of the greatest cities in the world? You get Saint Peter’s University, a Jesuit institution of higher education just minutes from New York City, a global center of culture, entertainment, business, and, most importantly, opportunity. Saint Peter’s University (saintpeters.edu) educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.
Sessions College (www.sessions.edu) is an accredited, fully online school of visual arts. Named multiple years as a Top Graphic Design School by GDUSA – and the only online school to be so recognized – Sessions College offers an exciting range of fully online courses in graphic design, web design, digital media, illustration, fine arts, photography, and more.
UEI College is committed to helping you take that next step towards a civilian career and will be by your side throughout your journey. We welcome active duty, reservist, military spouses, dependents, and veterans to pursue a career in one of our hands-on training programs in trades, healthcare, business, and criminal justice. At UEI College, you can expect an education experience that is tailored to you so you can build a successful future.
The University of Nebraska Online is a public residential university committed to be one of the nation’s premier undergraduate institutions with excellent graduate education, scholarship and public service. With an enrollment of around 5200 undergraduates and 1600 graduate students we provide a private university experience at a public university price. We provide 120 undergraduate majors and 27 graduate programs.
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing educational excellence to over 5,800 students on our main campus, our 25 centers across the US and six internationally in Hong Kong and Malaysia. UIU is a recognized innovator in offering regionally accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced. UIU is an NCAA Division II university with 15 varsity sports. UIU was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #9 on the list of colleges with the most students over age 25 with 82% of UIU’s student population 25 or older.
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Viterbo University’s commitment and gratitude to our nation’s veterans is reflected in the many services offered to military and veteran students. Military aligned students may also be eligible to transfer credit from Joint Service Transcript, prior learning experience, and two-year technical college articulations. Recognized as a Military Friendly School and Yellow Ribbon School, Viterbo offers military tuition discounts (if eligible) and federal aid offerings, an academic resource center with a wide variety of tutoring services, and a career services office to help navigate internships and employment. Viterbo also has an active Student Veterans Association, a lounge exclusively for veterans, and a dedicated Veterans point-of-contact who is dedicated to assisting military aligned students throughout their time at the university and ensuring they have the best possible experience. While located in beautiful La Crosse, Wisconsin, Viterbo also offers online programming for distant learning.
Viterbo has also collaborated with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 88th Readiness Division on a National Testing Center at Fort McCoy to create cost-efficient and time-effective opportunities for service members and their families to gain undergraduate college credit.
West Chester, Pennsylvania
The second largest school in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher education and the fourth largest university in the Philadelphia area, West Chester is a leading resource in fostering the region’s economic, social and cultural vitality. West Chester has evolved into a comprehensive university which excels in teacher education, business, health, natural and social sciences, music and the arts. Ranked among Kiplinger’s 100 best values in public colleges, the University is committed to providing access and serving the educational needs of a diverse student body. West Chester University offers over 80 undergraduate, 70 master’s degree and graduate certificate programs.
Salt Lake City, Utah
WGU is changing higher education—so people can change their lives. This is a university made for a new kind of student. At WGU, our focus is on the success of our students and our graduates. What kind of university will give the busy adult student of the 21st century—unique, dedicated, and driven—the best chance for success? One of the best online colleges that values those qualities and puts them to work.
Western Governors University is a nonprofit, online university offering more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in high-demand fields such as business, teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU’s competency-based learning model is flexible, allowing students to use what they know and can do to advance in their studies and accelerate time to degree completion. A flexible option for busy adults to earn an accredited and relevant degree, WGU is affordable; with tuition of about $6,500 per year for most programs.
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