Veterans find great value at The University of Phoenix with flexible schedules, on line learning and multiple campus locations. The University was originally created in 1976 to provide higher education opportunities to first responders. As the University grew to encompass students from a wide variety of backgrounds, the military student became a much larger part of the student body leading to the creation of the Military Division about 10 years ago.
Our program today features Colonel (ret) Garland Williams, PHD, and Bryan Baldwin, describing the many opportunities and programs available to military veterans at the University of Phoenix.
The University of Phoenix is one of the largest higher-education providers in North America. The university has 112 campuses worldwide and offers degree programs in over 100 different specialties to include at the associate, bachelor, masters and doctoral levels.
The university has an open enrollment admission policy, requiring a high school diploma, GED or its equivalent as the criterion for admission. It also provides associate or bachelor degree applicants the opportunity for advanced placement through a prior learning assessment. College credit can be achieved through experiential learning essays, corporate training, military training and certificates or licenses.
While the school specializes in online programs, the campuses and learning centers offer additional programs and services on site. On line students are also able to use tutoring and social centers, which can also be used for social and student meetings.
The university offers degree programs through seven colleges and two schools. These include, the School of Advanced Studies, School of Business, College of Criminal Justice and Security, College of Education, College of Humanities, College of Information Systems and Technology, College of Natural Sciences, College of Nursing and the College of Social Services. In addition to the traditional education programs, the school offers continuing education courses for teachers and practitioners, professional development courses for companies and specialized courses of study for military personnel.
The University of Phoenix has been named as one of the nation’s top 20 institutions of higher education favorable to military personnel. Indeed, veterans find great value at The University of Phoenix.