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UND receives recognition for being a ‘Military Friendly School'

by Kate Menzies, University & Public Affairs student writer

Posted on 1/8/2014

The University of North Dakota has been awarded the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University by Military Advanced Education.

Nearly 500 schools responded to MAE's questionnaire, which set out to gather information on institutions that go out of their way to give back to service men and women.

Among the attributes considered in MAE's 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities 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, to name but a few.

The Guide displays each school with gauges measuring the categories of military culture, financial assistance, flexibility, online support and support on campus.

The University of North Dakota has a military enrollment of 1,025 students and ranked high in military culture and on-campus support.

"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 servicemembers about their educational opportunities," said Kelly Fodel, MAE's editor.

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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