Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded The University of Akron the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, which measures best practices in military and veteran education. The just-released guide is available online.
Now in its ninth year, the guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies in place at more than 600 institutions — ranging from community colleges and state universities to private colleges. Institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services.
“Our goal is to be a dynamic resource for active servicemembers 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,” says Kelly Fodel, editor of the publication.
“While we realize that all schools are unique, we focus our annual survey on the best practices that make a true difference to servicemembers and student veterans,” adds Fodel. “These best practices have been asserted by various higher education groups and reinforced by veteran groups, and we consider our survey to be the most detailed and informative in the industry.”