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Military Advanced Education recognizes MSU as ‘military friendly’

Missouri State included in “2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities”
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Military Advanced Education (MAE) included Missouri State University in its recently released “2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.” The complete list is available online.

Veteran Student ServicesFrom community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s “2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities” provides potential students with information about institutions that implement military-friendly policies in support of men and women in uniform.

Institutions were evaluated based on a number of attributes, including: the flexibility of online learning options, the extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance and the support provided to the families of service members, among others.

“The Guide has become an invaluable tool for both education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) when advising service members and their families about degree and certification opportunities currently available from institutions of higher learning,” said Laural Hobbes, MAE’s editor.

The office of veteran student services at Missouri State assists service members, guardsmen, reservists and their family members in taking full advantage of all educational benefits available to them, as well as assisting in the transition from active duty to student life at Missouri State. Approximately 650 veterans and service members are served by the veteran student services office.

Veteran centers on both the Springfield and West Plains campuses provide personal advising, needs assessments, written plans of action, strategic referrals, interventions, intensive follow-up and tracking to lead to increased enrollment, persistence and graduation of veterans, service members and dependents. These centers are part of the Veteran Incentive Program supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the 2010 Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success Program.

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 About Military Advanced Education
Military Advanced Education serves education services officers and transition officers (TOs) 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.
 
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