Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Concordia University, St. Paul the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, just released in print , and available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
Concordia, which has a military enrollment of 122 students, received the maximum rating for military culture (the only school in Minnesota to receive the max rating), while also receiving strong marks in the categories of financial assistance, flexibility, online support and on-campus support.
From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.
Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s institution for inclusion in the Guide are the flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of servicemembers, faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues, presence on military installations, and full-time counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns, to name but a few.
“Our staff used strict criteria to evaluate the submissions of the respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year. We believe the Guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising servicemembers about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor.