The Herald-Leader's editorial sheds light on an important issue. It's clear that the president, Congress and state leaders want to ensure the men and women who serve our nation through military service have access to quality higher education.
At University of Phoenix, we couldn't agree more.
University of Phoenix has provided a quality, rigorous and flexible education to our nation's military and veterans for decades. Our first students chose to use their military benefits to attend and graduate from the university in 1979. Last year, we graduated more than 12,000 veterans and active-duty students.
University of Phoenix has also led the way when it comes to transparency and student protections and we're actively supporting common-sense reforms that apply to all schools.
The university has partnered with numerous veterans service organizations to recommend specific reforms to Congress and the White House, many of which were included in the president's executive order that imposed eligibility standards for schools to receive federal financial aid for veterans.
In addition, several of our specific recommendations, including a student complaint process and mandatory counseling, are now part of proposed legislation.
At University of Phoenix, we are proud of our record of providing quality educational opportunities to our nation's military. Our doors are always open to the Herald-Leader and others interested in moving beyond the broad generalizations of an entire sector of higher education and learning about those institutions that consistently do right by their students.