Blackstone Career Institute Earns 2018 Military Friendly® School Designation



Blackstone Career Institute is pleased to announce that it has earned the 2017-2018 Military Friendly® School designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-2018 survey with 849 earning the designation. Accredited online colleges who meet certain criteria are given this designation.

President of Blackstone Career Institute, Kevin McCloskey, said “Whether potential students are active duty military members looking for a civilian career to transition into, or are military spouses looking for a portable career that can travel with them, our faculty and staff work with these students to ensure that they have the tools necessary to meet their educational goals. Our portable online career programs are appealing to military and military spouses who deal with unpredictable schedules, moving from base to base, and deployment”.

Victory Media’s Chief Product Officer Daniel Nichols stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for veterans.”

Trust only accredited online colleges for quality online education. For more information about Blackstone Career Institute’s student veteran programs, visit Blackstone’s website at

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. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at The 2017-2018 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the December issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

About Blackstone Career Institute:

Located in Allentown, PA, privately licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, and regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools, Blackstone offers online career training programs. Blackstone is one of the oldest distance learning schools in the country, an institution that has demonstrated unwavering commitment to providing students with access to affordable education for over 125 years. For more information about Blackstone’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit us at:

About Victory Media:

Founded in 2001, Victory Media 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.  Victory Media and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept. of Defense or any federal government entity.

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For further information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Blackstone Career Institute

Kevin McCloskey


Victory Media

Brian O’Malley

Gordon C. James Public Relations // 480-703-8338