Columbia Southern University Listed Among Top Schools for Military

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Military Advanced Education publication recognizes online university again in 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Columbia Southern University the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities again, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide was released in the December issue of MAE, and is available online at http://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, the guide arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

“We are honored that Columbia Southern University is once again named to this valued listing for military members,” said Beau Vignes, director of Marketing. “Our faculty and staff work hard to meet the needs of all students and we take pride in offering flexible online degrees and academic support to the men and women who defend our nation.”

Now in its eighth year of publishing the Guide, MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services.

“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.”

“Not only is the 2015 Guide printed in our December issue of Military Advanced Education, but also published in a searchable database online,” Fodel said. “We designed this database with the military student in mind. We want to help them make informed choices, so we are giving them 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.”

Visit http://www.mae-kmi.com for online access to MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.

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