Brandman University receives funding to help its military studentsThe Brandman Foundation recently announced that it will be funding a $2.1 million program to help military veterans have affordable access to higher education at Brandman University.

The introduction of the Veterans2College program will focus on offering specially designed courses, student support and networking facilities for service members. Students will be enabled to take online classes along with the campus-based sessions, which are found on military bases across the U.S.

"The establishment of Brandman University's Veterans2College program will give veterans access to high-quality education options and help them achieve their personal and professional goals," said Joyce Brandman, president of the Board of Directors of the foundation.

University officials added that the school has a 68 percent graduation rate among active-duty military students, including those who are currently deployed. They note that the reason for this success is because the college focuses on service members’ readjustment to civilian life while helping them succeed in their academics and careers.

According to the Babson Survey Research Group and the Sloan Consortium, more than 4.6 million students were enrolled in online courses in 2008.

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