HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - William Carey University and the University of Southern Mississippi have been awarded the designation of a "Top School" in the 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities released annually by Military Advanced Education (MAE), a journal of higher learning for members of the military.
The Guide, which measures best practices in military and veteran education, will be released in the December edition of MAE and will also be available online. 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, and seeks to arm students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to those in uniform.
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.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.
"We believe the Guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members 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."