Clark State Community College has been awarded the designation of a Top School in Military Advanced Education’s (MAE) 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities for the sixth consecutive year. The guide measures best practices in military and veteran education and this year focused on military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services.
“Clark State prides itself on tailoring services to veterans and active military members and their families,” said Dr. Jo Alice Blondin, president, Clark State Community College. “Our Beavercreek Campus is located next to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and our extensive online offerings make it possible for service men and women and family members to finish their degree at Clark State even if they are transferred in the middle of their studies.”
To help support active military members in completing their general education requirements through the Community College of the Air Force, Clark State offers a tuition discount to active military members stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Students who are also military veterans recently dedicated the Fallen Warrior Memorial on the Leffel Lane Campus. These students developed the idea, engaged other students to create the design and raised $50,000 to have the nine-foot sculpture created and installed.
The Guide will be released in the December issue of MAE, and will also be available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
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. 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.
“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.”
“Not only is the 2015 Guide printed in our December issue of Military Advanced Education, but also published in a 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 activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.”
Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.