GI Jobs Magazine Honors Education Management Corporation Schools as 2014 Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities

 GI Jobs Magazine Honors Education Management Corporation Schools as 2014 Top
                 Military Friendly Colleges and Universities

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Education Management Corporation
(NASDAQ: EDMC) announced that GI Jobs Magazine has selected schools from all
four of the Company's education systems for recognition and inclusion in its
list of Military Friendly Schools^® for 2014. The list honors the top 20
percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace
America's veterans as students. Schools listed have a shared priority of
providing military students with focused support.

Argosy University, the Brown Mackie College system of schools, South
University, and 34 of The Art Institutes schools were selected for the honor
and now appear on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools for the

"Education Management Corporation and its schools hold the utmost respect for
the men and women who have served and who continue to serve our nation," said
Carol DiBattiste, executive vice president, chief legal, privacy, security,
and administrative officer for EDMC. "EDMC institutions are uniquely suited
to serve the needs of members of our nation's military. The broad array of
programs we offer provide active duty service members, reservists, veterans,
military spouses and families the quality, flexibility and convenience they
seek through courses both on campus and online."

Before entering the business world, DiBattiste was the former Under Secretary
of the United States Air Force and former Principal Deputy General Counsel for
the U.S. Navy, who also retired from Air Force active duty serving in enlisted
and officer capacities.

The list was compiled through comprehensive research conducted with more than
17,000 schools nationwide via a data driven survey administered by Victory
Media, a veteran-owned business and publisher of G.I. Jobs and the Guide to
Military Friendly Schools. The survey weighting, methodology, and resulting
schools list is independently certified by the accounting firm Ernst & Young

Criteria for making the Military Friendly Schools list included efforts to
recruit and retain military and veteran students, results in recruiting
military and veteran students, and academic accreditations. Schools on the
list also offer additional benefits to student veterans including on-campus
veteran programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more.

Depending on a student's unique circumstances, online higher education can
provide the flexibility of not having to be physically located on campus. Some
programs even enable active military personnel to stay enrolled online while
serving overseas and others may offer the opportunity to allow special start
and stop accommodations that reflect the reality of soldiers and sailors
finding themselves deployed in the middle of a course.

To learn more about how Education Management Corporation supports the
education needs of military and veteran students, visit

About Education Management
Education Management (, through its 110 colleges and universities
in the U.S. and Canada, including Argosy University, The Art Institutes, Brown
Mackie Colleges and South University, provides students with the access and
opportunity to improve their lives through education. In its more than
40-year existence, Education Management has offered academic programs through
campus-based and online instruction, and successfully graduated more than
350,000 students. Education Management is committed to offering quality
academic programs and strives to improve the learning experience for all
students. Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certain specialized
non-degree diplomas are offered in a broad range of disciplines, including
media arts, health sciences, design, psychology and behavioral sciences,
culinary, business, fashion, legal, education and information technology.

SOURCE Education Management Corporation

Contact: MEDIA: Mark Toth, Sr. Director of Communications, (412) 995-7263,
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