ALBANY — For the third consecutive year, Darton State College has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, a media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The honor ranks Darton in the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly School shows Darton State College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Vice President at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”
The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.
Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.
“Although Darton is proud to be recognized for this award for the third consecutive year, the real honor is providing educational opportunities to those who have served and sacrificed for our country and the freedoms we enjoy each day,” said Stefane Raulerson, Director of Military and Adult Education at Darton State College. “It is our pleasure to assist them and their families in their educational endeavors.”
Darton, a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, is an approved institution for both Tuition Assistance and Veterans Affairs educational benefits. In addition, the college also houses a Military Resource Center to help students achieve their educational goals. For more information, contact the Military Resource Center at (229) 317-6538 or visit their website, www.dcmrc.com.