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01-14-2014

Military Advanced Education: Clarkson University is Top Military Friendly School

Military Advanced Education (MAE), a KMI Media Group publication, has selected Clarkson University as a top military-friendly school in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.

MAE's 2014 Top Military-Friendly Colleges & UniversitiesThe guide is available in MAE’s December issue and online at http://www.kmimediagroup.com/military-advanced-education/5330-2014-guide-to-military-friendly-colleges-universities .

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's Army and Air Force ROTC units are consistently recognized in Washington Monthly magazine's annual college guide as having the second highest concentration of ROTC military service in the nation. Students in these programs are the recipients of numerous awards and recognition for their scholastic work as well as success in field training.

Published since 2005, MAE serves armed services education service officers (ESOs), transition officers (TOs), and other top-level commands who work with service members, veterans, and their families during active duty, transition, and post-transition to optimize their armed forces educational benefits.

The Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-friendly policies enacted at nearly 500 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges.

MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid for veterans, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services.

“Our staff used strict criteria to evaluate the submissions of the respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year. 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.

Military Advanced Education serves education services officers and transition officers at every U.S. military installation, along with the service members they counsel. Published 10 times yearly, MAE’s editorial coverage includes exclusive interviews with military executive leadership, educators, and members of Congress; best practices; career and transition spotlights, service member, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, 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 engineering innovation with enterprise.

[A graphic for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/mae2014.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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