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UMT Named A "Top School" by Military Advanced Education for the 5th Consecutive Year

ARLINGTON, Virginia, December 3, 2014

'UMT is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the designation of a Top School by the Military Advanced Education (MAE) magazine for the 5th consecutive year. UMT is listed in the 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges and Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide will be released in the December issue of MAE.

The publication thanked schools on the list for "helping us serve those who serve our country."

The Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE's 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Each school's performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard. This will enable prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.

"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. "We used strict criteria to individually evaluate the submissions of respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year."

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.

About UMT

UMT offers military scholarships for military personnel, veterans and spouses. Qualified military personnel and veterans can earn a degree without any out-of-pocket expense after TA, GI Bill, or DANTES benefits are applied. A free-of-charge Textbook Loan Program is available for active duty personnel. Up to 75% of the required hours for an undergraduate and 50% for a graduate degree can be transferred. UMT follows the AARTS, CCAF and SMART credit guidelines. It accepts CLEP and DSST scores for college credit.

UMT is an LOI school in the GoArmyEd system and a signer of the DoD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). UMT is a university participant in USAF's Air University's Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) program. UMT is a strategic partner of Defense Acquisition University (DAU).

UMT is named one of the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 "Military Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs magazine, which ranks UMT in the top 20% of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide; UMT is also named as one of the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 "Top School" by Military Advanced Education magazine.

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