Military Advanced Education Magazine Releases 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities

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Military Advanced Education Rates Military Friendly Policies of Nearly 500 Colleges and Universities

Continuing its tradition as the leading journal of higher education for servicemembers, Military Advanced Education (MAE) – a KMI Media Group publication, has released its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The Guide is available in MAE’s December issue and online at A list of included institutions by state follows the end of this release.

Published since 2005, MAE serves armed services education service officers (ESOs), transition officers (TOs), and other top level commands who work with servicemembers, veterans, and their families during active duty, transition, and post-transition to optimize their armed forces educational benefits.

The Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-friendly policies enacted at nearly 500 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 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

Now in its seventh year of publishing its Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities, MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid for veterans, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard. This will enable prospective students to quickly target schools that are strongest in the military-friendly policies that are most important to them, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.

“Our staff used strict criteria to evaluate the submissions of the respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year. 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.

“I encourage students and ESOs to check out our 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 the schools’ activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.”


Visit for online access to the 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.

About Military Advanced Education and KMI Media Group, Inc.
Military Advanced Education ( 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’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, servicemember, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports. KMI Media Group, Inc. ( is the leading independent publisher with twelve targeted publications, serving as unique forums for senior military, Department of Defense leadership and Congress.

Kelly Fodel
Editor, Military Advanced Education
(717) 309-9952

Columbia Southern University *    Orange Beach
The University of Alabama     Tuscaloosa
The University of West Alabama     Livingston
TROY University    Troy
United States Sports Academy *    Daphne
University of North Alabama    Florence
Virginia College    Birmingham
University of Alaska Fairbanks    Fairbanks
Art Institute of Phoenix    Phoenix
Art Institute of Tucson    Tucson
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Residential    Prescott
Gateway Community College    Phoenix
Harrison Middleton University *    Tempe
Northern Arizona University     Flagstaff
University of Phoenix    Phoenix
Arkansas State University    State University
Mid-South Community College    West Memphis
Pulaski Technical College    North Little Rock
University of Arkansas at Monticello    Monticello
Alliant International University    San Diego
Allied American University*    Laguna Hills
Apollos University *    Huntington Beach
Argosy University    Orange
Art Institute of California - Hollywood    North Hollywood
Art Institute of California - Inland Empire    San Bernardino
Art Institute of California - Los Angeles    Santa Monica
Art Institute of California - Orange County    Santa Ana
Art Institute of California - Sacramento    Sacramento
Art Institute of California - San Diego    San Diego
Art Institute of California - San Francisco    San Francisco
Art Institute of California - Silicon Valley    Sunnyvale
Brandman University    Irvine
California Southern University *    Irvine
California State University San Marcos    San Marcos
California State University, Bakersfield    Bakersfield
California State University, Chico    Chico
California State University, San Bernardino    San Bernardino
California State University, Stanislaus    Turlock
Coastline Community College    Fountain Valley
Community Business College    Modesto
Cosumnes River College    Sacramento
Fresno City College    Fresno
Henley-Putnam University *    Santa Clara
Hope International University    Fullerton
Humboldt State University    Arcata
Monterey Peninsula College    Monterey
National University    La Jolla
New York Film Academy    Los Angeles
Palomar College    San Marcos
San Diego City College    San Diego
Southern California Institute of Technology    Anaheim
The Los Angeles Film School    Hollywood
University of California, Los Angeles    Los Angeles
University of San Diego    San Diego
University of San Francisco    San Francisco
Vanguard University of Southern California    Costa Mesa

American Sentinel University *    Aurora
Art Institute of Colorado    Denver
Colorado Christian University     Lakewood
Colorado Mesa University    Grand Junction
Colorado State University    Fort Collins
Colorado State University-Global Campus *    Greenwood Village
Colorado State University-Pueblo    Pueblo
Colorado Technical University    Colorado Springs
Ecotech Institute    Aurora
Jones International University *    Centennial
Metropolitan State University of Denver    Denver
Regis University    Denver
University of Colorado     Boulder
Charter Oak State College *    New Britain
Connecticut Institute of Hair Design    Wolcott
Norwalk Community College    Norwalk
Post University    Waterbury
University of Bridgeport    Bridgeport
University of Connecticut    Storrs
University of New Haven    West Haven
American University    Washington
The Catholic University of America    Washington
Trinity Washington University    Washington
Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale    Fort Lauderdale
Art Institute of Jacksonville Design    Jacksonville
Art Institute of Tampa    Tampa
Barry University    Miami Shores
Broward College    Fort Lauderdale

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide    Daytona Beach
Erwin Technical Center    Tampa
Everest University Online *    Tampa
Florida Institute of Technology    Melbourne
Florida National University    Hialeah
Golf Academy of America    Orlando
Keiser University    Fort Lauderdale
Miami International University of Art & Design    Miami
Saint Leo University    Saint Leo
St. Petersburg College    St. Petersburg
St. Thomas University    Miami Gardens
Tallahassee Community College    Tallahassee
The University of Tampa    Tampa
Ultimate Medical Academy    Tampa
University of South Florida    Tampa
University of West Florida    Pensacola
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College    Tifton
Agnes Scott College    Decatur
Albany State University    Albany
Andrew College    Cuthbert
Art Institute of Atlanta    Atlanta
Art Institute of Atlanta - Decatur    Decatur
Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham    Decatur
Atlanta Metropolitan State College    Atlanta
Darton State College    Albany
Georgia Gwinnett College    Lawrenceville
Georgia Highlands College    Cartersville
Georgia Institute of Technology    Atlanta
Georgia Military College - Columbus Campus    Columbus
Georgia Perimeter College    Decatur
Georgia Regents University    Augusta
Georgia Southern University    Statesboro
Kennesaw State University    Kennesaw
Southeastern Technical College    Vidalia
University of North Georgia    Dahlonega
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College    Valdosta
Hawaii Pacific University    Honolulu
American InterContinental University    Schaumburg
Benedictine University    Lisle
College of Lake County    Grayslake
Columbia College Chicago    Chicago
DePaul University    Chicago
DeVry University    Downers Grove
Illinois State University    Normal
Kaplan University    Chicago
Lewis University    Romeoville
Saint Xavier University    Chicago
Southern Illinois University Carbondale    Carbondale
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville    Edwardsville
The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago    Chicago
The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg    Schaumburg
The Illinois Institute of Art - Tinley Park    Tinley Park
Western Illinois University    Macomb
Ancilla College    Donaldson
Art Institute of Indianapolis    Indianapolis
Calumet College of St Joseph    Whiting
Indiana Tech    Fort Wayne
Indiana Wesleyan University    Marion
ITT Technical Institute    Carmel
National College    Indianapolis
Saint Joseph's College    Rensselaer
Saint Mary's College    Notre Dame
University of Southern Indiana    Evansville
Valparaiso University    Valparaiso
Vincennes University    Vincennes
Ashford University     Clinton
Des Moines Area Community College    Ankeny
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges    Davenport
Indian Hills Community College    Ottumwa
Kaplan University - Des Moines    Urbandale
Kirkwood Community College    Cedar Rapids
Marshalltown Community College    Marshalltown
Palmer College of Chiropractic    Davenport
University of Northern Iowa    Cedar Falls
Upper Iowa University    Fayette
William Penn University    Oskaloosa
Art Institutes International—Kansas City    Lenexa
Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies    Overland Park
Barton County Community College    Great Bend
Central Christian College of Kansas - Residential Campus    McPherson
Central Christian College of Kansas - School of Professional and Distance Education    McPherson
Fort Hays State University     Hays
Garden City Community College    Garden City
Kansas State University    Manhattan
Manhattan Area Technical College    Manhattan
Southwestern College Professional Studies *    Wichita
University of Kansas    Lawrence
Eastern Kentucky University    Richmond
Gateway Community and Technical College    Edgewood
Morehead State University    Morehead
University of Louisville    Louisville
University of the Cumberlands    Williamsburg
McNeese State University    Lake Charles
Northwestern State University    Natchitoches
Our Lady of the Lake College    Baton Rouge
Saint Joseph's College    Standish
University of Maine at Augusta    Augusta
University of Southern Maine    Portland
Anne Arundel Community College    Arnold
Capitol College    Laurel
Community College of Baltimore County    Baltimore
Hagerstown Community College    Hagerstown
Howard Community College     Columbia
Maryland Institute College of Art    Baltimore
Towson University    Towson
University of Maryland University College    Adelphi
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology    Boston
Bridgewater State University    Bridgewater
Bristol Community College    Fall River
Cambridge College    Cambridge
Massachusetts Bay Community College    Wellesley Hills
Mount Wachusett Community College    Gardner
New England College of Business *    Boston
New England Institute of Art    Brookline
University of Massachusetts Amherst    Amherst
Westfield State University    Westfield
Art Institute of Michigan    Novi
Art Institute of Michigan - Troy    Troy
Baker College    Flint
Central Michigan University    Mt. Pleasant
Davenport University    Grand Rapids
Eastern Michigan University     Ypsilanti
Ferris State University    Big Rapids
Grand Valley State University    Allendale
Lake Superior State University    Sault Ste. Marie
Lawrence Technological University    Southfield
Madonna University     Livonia
Michigan State University    East Lansing
Mott Community College    Flint
Northwestern Michigan College    Traverse City
University of Michigan    Ann Arbor
Western Michigan University    Kalamazoo
Art Institutes International Minnesota    Minneapolis
Augsburg College    Minneapolis
Carlson School of Management / University of Minnesota    Minneapolis
Central Lakes College    Brainerd
Concordia University    Saint Paul
Crown College *    St Bonifacius
Globe University    Woodbury
Hamline University    St. Paul
Inver Hills Community College    Inver Grove Heights
Metropolitan State University    St. Paul
Minnesota School of Business    Richfield
St Cloud State University    St Cloud
The College of St. Scholastica    Duluth
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities    Minneapolis
William Mitchell College of Law    St. Paul
Copiah-Lincoln Community College    Wesson
East Mississippi Community College    Mayhew
Jackson State University    Jackson
Mississippi College    Clinton
Mississippi State University    Mississippi State
University of Mississippi    University
Art Institute of St. Louis             St. Louis
Columbia College                    Columbia
Global University *                    Springfield
Grantham University *                    Kansas City
Maryville University                    St. Louis
Missouri University of Science and Technology    Rolla
Park University                    Parkville
Saint Louis University                    St. Louis
State Fair Community College    Sedalia
University of Central Missouri    Warrensburg
Webster University                    St. Louis
Carroll College    Helena
Miles Community College    Miles City
Bryan College of Health Sciences    Lincoln
Doane College    Crete, Lincoln, & Grand Island
Nebraska Methodist College    Omaha
University of Nebraska at Kearney    Kearney
University of Nebraska Medical Center    Omaha
University of Nebraska-Lincoln    Lincoln
Bellevue University     Bellevue
University of Nebraska Omaha     Omaha
Art Institute of Las Vegas    Henderson
University of Nevada, Reno    Reno
University of Nevada, Las Vegas    Las Vegas
Dartmouth College    Hanover
Granite State College    Concord
Mount Washington College    Manchester
New England College    Henniker
Brookdale Community College    Lincroft
Burlington County College    Pemberton
Caldwell College    Caldwell
Mercer County Community College    West Windsor
Middlesex County College    Edison
Monmouth University    West Long Branch
Rider University    Lawrenceville
Rowan University    Glassboro
The College of New Jersey    Ewing
Thomas Edison State College *    Trenton
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey     New Brunswick
New Mexico State University    Las Cruces
Art Institute of New York City    New York
Berkeley College    New York
Bryant & Stratton College    Getzville
Cayuga Community College    Auburn
Clarkson University    Potsdam
Daemen College    Amherst
D'Youville College    Buffalo
Erie Community College    Buffalo
Excelsior College *    Albany
Farmingdale State College    Farmingdale
Fordham University    New York
Medaille College    Buffalo
Mercy College    Dobbs Ferry
Monroe Community College    Rochester
Nazareth College of Rochester    Rochester
New York University    New York
Niagara County Community College    Sanborn
Roberts Wesleyan College    Rochester
Rockland Community College    Suffern
St. John Fisher College    Rochester
St. John's University    Queens/Staten Island
State University of New York at Canton    Canton
State University of New York at Potsdam    Potsdam
SUNY Empire State College    Saratoga Springs
SUNY Oswego    Oswego
SUNY Ulster County Community College    Stone Ridge
Syracuse University    Syracuse
The City University of New York    New York
University of Rochester    Rochester
Utica College    Utica
Art Institute of Charlotte    Charlotte
Edgecombe Community College    Tarboro
Fayetteville Technical Community College    Fayetteville
Gardner-Webb University    Boiling Springs
Methodist University    Fayetteville
Nash Community College    Rocky Mount
Stanly Community College    Albemarle
The University of North Carolina At Greensboro    Greensboro
University of North Carolina at Pembroke    Pembroke
University of North Carolina Wilmington    Wilmington
Western Carolina University    Cullowhee
Western Piedmont Community College    Morganton
Bismarck State College    Bismarck
Dakota College at Bottineau    Bottineau
Mayville State University    Mayville
University of Mary    Bismarck
University of North Dakota    Grand Forks
Antioch University Midwest    Yellow Springs
Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati    Cincinnati
Bowling Green State University    Bowling Green
Capital University    Columbus
Columbus State Community College    Columbus
Franklin University                         Columbus
Heidelberg University                         Tiffin
Lakewood College *                         Cleveland Heights
Oberlin College                         Oberlin
Otterbein University                         Westerville
The Ohio State University             Columbus
The University of Akron            Akron
The University of Findlay             Findlay
The University of Toledo             Toledo
University of Northwestern Ohio             Lima
Wright State University             Dayton
Cameron University    Lawton
Oklahoma State University             Stillwater
Southeastern Oklahoma State University    Durant
University of Oklahoma             Norman
University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma    Chickasha
Art Institute of Portland                Portland
Eastern Oregon University                La Grande
Oregon Institute of Technology                Klamath Falls
Umpqua Community College                Roseburg
Warner Pacific University                Portland
Arcadia University                                 Glenside
Art Institute of Philadelphia                 Philadelphia
Art Institute of Pittsburgh                 Pittsburgh
Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division *    Pittsburgh
Art Institute of York - Pennsylvania    York
Blackstone Career Institute *                    Allentown
California University of Pennsylvania    California
Chatham University                                    Pittsburgh
Clarion University of Pennsylvania    Clarion
Community College of Beaver County    Monaca
Drexel University                                    Philadelphia
Fox School of Business/Temple University    Philadelphia
Gwynedd Mercy College    Gwynedd-Valley
Indiana University of Pennsylvania    Indiana
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania    Kutztown
Misericordia University                 Dallas
Montgomery County Community College    Blue Bell
Neumann University                                 Aston
Penn State World Campus *                 University Park
The American College *                 Bryn Mawr
Thiel College                                 Greenville
University of Pittsburgh                 Pittsburgh
West Chester University of Pennsylvania    West Chester
Westmoreland County Community College    Youngwood
Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies    Providence
Allen University                            Columbia
Art Institute of Charleston             Charleston
Charleston Southern University             Charleston
Coastal Carolina University             Conway
Columbia International University         Columbia
Midlands Technical College             Columbia
The Citadel                             Charleston
Trident Technical College             Charleston
University of South Carolina -Aiken         Aiken
Augustana College                                 Sioux Falls
Mitchell Technical Institute                 Mitchell
National American University                 Rapid City
University Of South Dakota                 Vermillion
Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville    Nashville
Austin Peay State University                 Clarksville
Christian Brothers University                 Memphis
Huntington College of Health Sciences *    Knoxville
Jackson State Community College    Jackson
Lipscomb University                                    Nashville
Motlow State Community College    Lynchburg
National College of Business & Technology    Nashville
Tennessee Technological University    Cookeville
The University of Memphis                     Memphis
The University of Tennessee at Martin    Martin
Vanderbilt University                                    Nashville
Abilene Christian University     Abilene
Art Institute of Austin                 Austin
Art Institute of Dallas                 Dallas
Art Institute of Fort Worth    Fort Worth
Art Institute of Houston    Houston
Art Institute of Houston - North    Houston
Art Institute of San Antonio    San Antonio
Central Texas College     Killeen
Collin College                    McKinney
Dallas Baptist University    Dallas
El Paso Community College    El Paso
Excel Learning Center     El Paso
Excel Learning Center-Austin     Austin
Jarvis Christian College     Hawkins
Lamar University                     Beaumont
Lubbock Christian University     Lubbock
McMurry University                     Abilene
Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches
Texas A&M International University Laredo
Texas A&M University         College Station
Texas A&M University-San Antonio    San Antonio
Texas State University        San Marcos
Texas Tech University                     Lubbock
Texas Wesleyan University        Fort Worth
The University of Texas at Dallas        Richardson
The University of Texas at El Paso El Paso
University of North Texas        Denton
University of the Incarnate Word        San Antonio
Wayland Baptist University        Plainview
Weatherford College                        Weatherford
West Texas A&M University         Canyon
Art Institute of Salt Lake City         Draper
Broadview University                         West Jordan
Utah State University                         Logan
Weber State University         Ogden
Western Governors University *         Salt Lake City
Burlington College                         Burlington
Green Mountain College         Poultney
Norwich University                         Northfield
American National University            Salem
Art Institute of Virginia Beach            Virginia Beach
Art Institute of Washington             Arlington
Art Institute of Washington—Dulles     Dulles
Averett University                             Danville
Blue Ridge Community College             Weyers Cave
Bluefield College                             Bluefield
College of William and Mary             Williamsburg
Eastern Shore Community College        Melfa
ECPI University                             Virginia Beach
Emory & Henry College             Emory
George Mason University             Fairfax
John Tyler Community College             Chester
Liberty University                             Lynchburg
Northern Virginia Community College     Fairfax
Old Dominion University             Norfolk
Regent University                             Virginia Beach
Stratford University                             Falls Church
The University of Fairfax *             Tysons Corner
Tidewater Community College                Virginia Beach
University of Management and Technology *    Arlington
University of Richmond                         Richmond
Virginia Western Community Colleg         Roanoke
Wytheville Community College                 Wytheville
Art Institute of Seattle    Seattle
Central Washington University                 Ellensburg
City University of Seattle                 Seattle
Eastern Washington University                 Cheney
Olympic College                                 Bremerton
Saint Martin's University                 Lacey
Seattle University                                 Seattle
Washington State University                 Pullman
Western Washington University                 Bellingham
American Military University *                 Charles Town
Davis & Elkins College                 Elkins
Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College    Mount Gay
University of Charleston                    Charleston
WV Wesleyan College                    Buckhannon
Art Institute of Wisconsin                    Milwaukee
Edgewood College                                    Madison
Milwaukee School of Engineering                    Milwaukee
Mount Mary University                    Milwaukee
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College    Green Bay
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire     Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh                    Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay    Greenleaf
University of Wisconsin-Platteville *    Platteville
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater    Whitewater
Western Technical College                    La Crosse
University Of Wyoming                    Laramie

*Online only or evaluated for their online programs only.

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