CTU Selected as a Top Military-Friendly School in MAE's 2014 Guide

COLORADO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY SELECTED AS A TOP MILITARY-FRIENDLY SCHOOL IN MILITARY ADVANCED EDUCATION’S 2014 GUIDE TO MILITARY-FRIENDLY COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (January 23, 2014) – Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Colorado Technical University (CTU) the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University in its  2014 Guide to  Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, recently released in print, and available online at www.mae-kmi.com.  

MAE Top Schools 2014 - CTU“We consider it a privilege to serve America’s servicemen and servicewomen. And we’re proud to be included in this guide that recognizes our efforts to help military personnel and their families earn a degree, advance their military career or enter (or reenter) the civilian workforce,” said Dr. Constance Johnson, chief academic officer and provost of CTU. “It is our intention to continue serving this community well and to strengthen our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Armed Forces.”

From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides prospective students with information about institutions that support to our men and women in uniform.

Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s institutions for inclusion in the guide 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, and faculty trained in veteran reintegration issues, to name but a few.

“Our staff used strict criteria to evaluate the submissions, and we had a record number of schools participating this year. We believe the Guide serves as an invaluable resource when advising servicemembers about their educational opportunities or for military personnel researching them independently,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor. “The searchable online database contains all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like the schools’ activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, and scholarship and financial aid information.”

Inclusion in the MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities is among the many acknowledgements CTU has received for supporting military students. For five consecutive years, CTU has also been recognized as a top military-friendly school by Victory Media Inc. – the publishers of G.I. Jobs magazine, Military Spouse magazine and Vetrepreneur magazine. Additionally, the university ranked among the top 20 Military Times “Best of Vets” Online and Traditional Colleges (2014).

In order to show its strong support for military personnel, veterans and their families, since 2008 CTU has awarded 300 full scholarships worth nearly $6.5 million through its Wounded Warrior Scholarship program.

Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to the 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.

About Colorado Technical University

Founded in 1965, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides higher education to connect students to what matters most in reaching their professional goals. CTU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs taught by real-world faculty members who enrich the curriculum with their industry experience and prepare students for today’s challenges and the hard-hitting problems of tomorrow. CTU’s personalized, online learning system allows students to control what, where, when and how they learn. Students can also learn and connect on campuses in multiple cities. With the help of faculty, industry professionals and more than 70,000 alumni, CTU students can also grow a powerful professional network to use their entire career. For more information, please visit www.coloradotech.edu.

CTU is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.  CTU is also a member of the Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ:CECO) network of universities, colleges and schools.  For more information, visit www.careered.com.  CTU cannot guarantee employment or salary.  Find employment rates, financial obligations and other disclosures at www.coloradotech.edu/disclosures.

About Military Advanced Education and KMI Media Group, Inc.

Military Advanced Education (www.mae-kmi.com) serves education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) at every U.S. military installation, along with the servicemembers 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, servicemember, school, and program profiles, and periodic special reports. KMI Media Group, Inc. (www.kmimediagroup.com) is the leading independent publisher of targeted information about military requirements, technologies and operations. Serving as a unique forum for senior military and Department of Defense leadership, KMI focuses on distinct and essential communities within the defense market.

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