Upper Iowa again ranked top military-friendly college


FAYETTE, Iowa (October 31, 2014) – Upper Iowa University has been named once again as a top military-friendly school by both Military Advanced Education (MAE) and militaryfriendly.com (formerly known as G.I. Jobs). UIU has made each list since they were created by the publications.

UIU President William R. Duffy II, Ed.D., Ed.S., a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army, said the University continues to be proud of inclusion on the list of schools that best serve the needs of military service members. “Throughout its history, UIU has been committed to providing educational programs to students who serve our nation. Since our young male students and faculty members marched off to serve in the Civil War, we have had close ties with the military. As a result, UIU has developing solid, high quality, affordable programs that allow military service members to earn their degrees in a variety of ways — on campus, at educational centers on base or in the local community, online and through self-paced degree program. Students can continue their degree program even when they are deployed in areas of the world without reliable computer access, which enhances their ability to advance their career while serving their country,” Duffy said.

The MAE “Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities” is an annual list that provides information about key attributes sought by potential military students. Among key factors considered in evaluating this year’s institution for inclusion in the Guide, according to MAE, are the flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of servicemembers, faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues, presence on military installations, and full-time counselors trained in veteran-specific mental health concerns. The full top military-friendly schools list is available at http://www.mae-kmi.com

Military Friendly Schools® honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their academic success. The Military Friendly Schools® media and website, found at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.

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