Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Lindenwood University-Belleville a “top school” in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide was released late this December and is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
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. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities “arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform,” according to a release issued by MAE&T.
Now in its ninth year of publishing the guide, MAE&T was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type, according to the organization. This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard, based in part on input from an advisory board of educational and government experts and criteria based on recommendations from the VA and military services.
“Our goal is to be a dynamic resource for active service members and those who have moved from the military to their civilian careers, helping them find the school that best fits their plans for the future,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor. “We think this year’s Guide is our most comprehensive to date, thanks to our newly established advisory board. The board evaluated the drafts of the questionnaire, made pages of notes and suggestions and helped to redefine questions for clarity.”
The 2016 guide is printed in the December issue of Military Advanced Education &Transition and is also published in a searchable database online at www.mae-kmi.com. Students have 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.
About Military Advanced Education & Transition:
Military Advanced Education & Transition (www.mae-kmi.com) is the journal of higher education for servicemembers and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector.
Covering issues and hot topics in higher education, career trends, transition assistance, innovative programs, and schools of special interest to the military, MAE&T focuses on news and resources that will empower a military student to pursue a quality education and rewarding career. MAE&T serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the servicemembers they counsel. Published 10 times yearly, MAE&T’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.