2018 MAE&T Guide to Colleges and Universities
Welcome to Military Advanced Education & Transition’s 2018 Guide to Colleges & Universities. Now in its eleventh year of publishing the guide, MAE&T was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. MAE&T has been improving the process every year in order to provide our men and women in uniform information that will help them make the right choices about college. Our goal in designing this extensive survey was to take into consideration the best practices in military and veteran education that are most relevant to you, the prospective student. This year, Military Advanced Education & Transition evaluated participating institutions in six key categories of consideration to servicemembers, veterans, their spouses and dependents: • • • • • •
Military Culture Financial Assistance Flexibility General Support Online Support On-Campus Support
It is important to note that we could only evaluate the information that was provided; each institution was responsible for disclosure. Responses to the survey questions were assigned weights to reflect their relative importance within each of the six categories, and were then totaled to determine their score for that gauge.
You’ll notice that we have included information about the types of degree programs each school offers. Students have unique needs, and schools offer a variety of program deliveries to serve those needs. We asked institutions to identify if the academic classes and programs they offer are 100 percent online, 100 percent on campus, or hybrid (a blend of both online and on campus). Although we do not rank schools in the guide, we have recognized the schools that exhibited best practices in military and veteran education with an MAE&T 2018 Top School logo for use in their promotional materials. The schools listed in this printed Guide are the institutions that met MAE&T’s rigorous criteria and have been named our 2018 Top Schools. As in previous years, all institutions were judged based on the same criteria; we did not judge private, public, for-profit, notfor-profit, four-year or two-year colleges separately, because we believe that regardless of size or degrees granted, any school can make an effort to better serve those who have served our nation. Schools who are interested in participating in next year’s Guide to Colleges and Universities should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students, we wish you well in the next stage of your academic journey.
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