Saint Leo University Named a Top School for Best Practices in Military & Veteran Education

December 08, 2014

Military Advanced Education (MAE) Magazine has awarded Saint Leo University the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide was released in the December issue of MAE, and is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.

The Guide presents questionnaire results 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, MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

“Saint Leo University is known as one of America's largest and most committed providers of higher education to the U.S. military,” said Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., president of Saint Leo University. “We are proud of our military-supportive tradition. In 2013, we completed a year-long celebration of our 40th anniversary of ‘serving those who serve.’ We will continue our commitment to educating military men and women now and in the future.”

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 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.”

Visit 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.