Montana State University has been named a top school in the Military Advanced Education 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide was released in the December issue of Military Advanced Education magazine.
The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year and two-year colleges. Institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services.
The guide’s publishers have given MSU permission to use the Military Advanced Education 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities top schools badge, designating that the university rated as a top school in the four categories.
Brenda York, MSU’s director of MSU’s Disability, Re-entry and Veteran Services, said that the guide’s designation is important because it demonstrates to veterans nationwide MSU’s commitment to veteran education.
“We are honored that this important guide that validates Montana State’s work to provide high quality services for veterans and the military,” York said.
Now in its eighth year, Military Advanced Education was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type according to the guide’s publishers. Kelly Fodel, editor of Military Advanced Education magazine, said the guide serves as an “invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities.
“We used strict criteria to individually evaluate the submissions of respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year.”
Fodel said the list is also published in a searchable online database, as well as in the December issue of the publication.
“We designed this database with the military student in mind,” she said. “We want to help them make informed choices, so we are giving them access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.”
Military Advanced Education serves education services officers and transition officers at every U.S. military installation, along with the service members they counsel. Published 10 times yearly, MAE’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, service member, school, and program profiles and periodic special reports.
For more information about the guide, go to: http://www.kmimediagroup.com/maedir2015/school-information/montana-state-university
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