Flagstaff, AZ: Military Advanced Education (MAE) has
awarded Northern Arizona University (NAU) the designation of a Top School in
its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges &
Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The
Guide was released in the December issue of MAE.
presents the 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’s 2015 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.
institutes were evaluated on their military
culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support
services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented in an
easy-to-read dashboard. This enables prospective students to quickly target the
schools, like NAU, that follow best practices in military education, and then
put these in context with other academic or career considerations.
“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. “We used strict criteria to individually evaluate the submissions of
respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year.”
This is the
third time this year that NAU has been recognized for its commitment to its
military and veteran students. NAU was ranked on Military Times’ Best For Vets: Colleges 2015 list and by US News & World Report as a provider
of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs For Veterans.
ranking on MAE’s 2015 Guide to
Colleges and Universities here.