December 8, 2010 | Adam Sorensen | Leave a comment Ashworth College recently announced it was recognized as one of the top institutions for returning military men and women. The Military Advanced Education journal selected the school as one of its top friendly colleges for service members. This distinction is granted based on each institution’s quality of academics as well as the on-campus and online support they to active-duty soldiers. “Being recognized by Military Advanced Education as a top institution serving the military is an honorable distinction for Ashworth College,” said Gary M. Keisling, chairman and CEO of the school. “Ashworth is proud to offer a wide range programs to those serving in the U.S. military, their spouses and families and the veteran community.” College officials said that degree programs cost less than $100 per credit hour and the institution offers military-specific scholarships. Furthermore, the online school does not require students to purchase textbooks, which averages to savings of $1,137 per year. They added that the institution also accepts military experience for college credit, so individuals can graduate and enter the workforce quickly. According to a recent Babson-Sloan report, more than 25 percent of students are enrolled in at least one course online.