ACHS Earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School Designation

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Portland, Ore.—February 18, 2021— ACHS announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation.

“I cannot convey enough what a privilege it is to work with our service members, veterans, military spouses, and their dependents who have become a part of our ACHS family. It is a great honor to be recognized as a Military Friendly® School and an attestation to our continued commitment and support of our military students and their families,” says Stephanie North, Director of Military Education Benefits.  

The 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com/schools/.

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic-based scoring assessment. We measure the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“ACHS is proud to support our service members and their families in reaching their dreams of an integrative health education with a focus on wellness and sustainability,” says Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President. “We honor the sacrifices that they have made and we will continue to work hard to provide compassionate support services and flexible, cutting-edge virtual learning to help our service members, veterans, military spouses, and their dependents succeed.”

“Military Friendly®is committed to transparency and providing consistent data driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs. Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community,” says Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®.

For more information about ACHS’s student veteran programs, visit our website at achs.edu/our-military-students.

For more information about this press release, contact Kate Harmon, Chief Marketing Officer, at 503-244-0726 or publicrelations@achs.edu.

ABOUT ACHS
American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS.edu) has been training, credentialing, advancing, and legitimizing the holistic health industry globally since 1978. ACHS specializes in accredited online integrative health and wellness education and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and professional continuing education courses in integrative health.  ACHS makes holistic health and wellness education accessible to a diverse community, including healthcare professionals, military students, stay-at-home parents, and lifelong learners. Specializations include aromatherapy, herbal medicine, holistic nutrition, health education, and wellness coaching. Our graduates have been leading the wellness revolution with our sustainable values combined with cutting-edge, science-based holistic health education that gives graduates a firm foundation to launch or enhance their wellness careers. At ACHS we help corporations create specialized wellness strategies such as micro-credentialing packages. These initiatives help corporations support organizational wellness, leading to increased productivity, employee well-being, and a positive impact on the bottom line. ACHS is a Certified B Corp® and has been devoted to excellence in education, sustainability, and ethical business practices for over 40 years. ACHS was named #5 of 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon 2020 by Oregon Business magazine. Sustainability and wellness are in our DNA. Contact 503-244-0726 or visit www.achs.edu for more information.

ABOUT MILITARY FRIENDLY® SCHOOLS
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

ABOUT VIQTORY
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.

 

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