Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded Clark State Community College the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.
“We are proud to once again be designated a top school and will continue to add needed services for our veterans and military students who attend Clark State Community College,” said Dana Kapp, veterans’ services specialist for Clark State.
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. MAE&T's 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go above and beyond to give back to servicemen and women.
This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services.
With input from an advisory board of educational and government experts, as well as criteria based on recommendations from the VA and military services, MAE&T's Guide to Colleges and Universities provides the foundational information a prospective student would use in framing his or her educational needs.
"Our goal is to be a dynamic resource for active service members and those who have moved from the military to their civilian careers, helping them find the school that best fits their plans for the future," said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition's editor.
The 2016 Guide is published in a searchable database online. Students have access to 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.
"While we realize that all schools are unique, we focus our annual survey on the best practices that make a true difference to service members and student veterans," said Fodel. "These best practices have been asserted by various higher education groups and reinforced by veteran groups, and we consider our survey to be the most detailed and informative in the industry."
Visit http://www.mae-kmi.com for online access to MAE&T's 2016 Guide to Colleges and Universities or to read the latest issue of the Military Advanced Education & Transition.