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Clarkson University Selected as a Top School in Military Advanced Education & Transition's 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities
Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Clarkson University the designation of a Top School in its 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide is being released this month and will be available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
Clarkson University provides full tuition benefits to qualifying post-9-11 active duty service members, veterans and eligible dependents of military personnel under the federal government’s Yellow Ribbon Program.
With a long history of military preparation on its campus, Clarkson University’s Army and Air Force ROTC units have been recognized in Washington Monthly Magazine among the top universities in its annual college guide for the percentage of students serving in ROTC. These programs also allow students from SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Canton and St. Lawrence University to serve as cadets, alongside students from Clarkson, which supports the program.
The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at hundreds of 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.
Now in its 10th year of publishing the Guide, MA&T 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. 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 follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.
“MAE&T’s Guide to Colleges and Universities provides the foundational information a prospective student would use in framing his or her educational needs,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor-in-chief. “We want to be a dynamic resource for those looking to further their educations and careers. A key part of that is finding the right school, and it can be a confusing process for military members to navigate.”
The 2017 Guide is printed in the December issue of Military Advanced Education &Transition, and is also published in a searchable database online. 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.
“There are many different variables by which you could evaluate an institution, but we focus on the best practices that have been asserted by various higher education groups and reinforced by veteran groups. These best practices assure students that they have a high chance of success and support at their school of choice,” said Fodel. “That’s we consider our survey to be the most detailed and informative in the industry.”
In the fall, Clarkson was designated a Military Friendly School for the seventh consecutive year by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse.
Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to MAE&T’s 2017 Guide to Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education& Transition.
Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.
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