UMT Selected as A "Top School" in Military Advanced Education & Transition's 2016 Guide to Colleges
December 16, 2015
The University of Management and Technology is pleased to announce that it has received
the designation of a Top School in the Military Advanced Education &
Transition (MAE&T)'s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities. The Guide,
which measures best practices in military and veteran education, will be
released in the December and is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
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&T's 2016 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.
Now in its ninth year of publishing the Guide,
MAE&T was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type.
This year, institutions were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid,
flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services.
Each school's performance rating by category is represented by an
easy-to-recognize dashboard. This enables 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. With input from an
advisory board of educational and government experts, and criteria based on
recommendations from the VA and military services, MAE&T's Guide to Colleges
and Universities provides the foundational information a prospective student
would use in framing his or her educational needs.
"Our goal is to be a
dynamic resource for active servicemembers and those who have moved from the
military to their civilian careers, helping them find the school that best fits
their plans for the future," said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education &
Transition's editor. "We think this year's Guide is our most comprehensive to
date, thanks to our newly established advisory board. The board evaluated the
drafts of the questionnaire, made pages of notes and suggestions and helped to
redefine questions for clarity. We thank them for their thoughtful edits and
additions to our process."
UMT's scorecard can be found online at mae.kmimediagroup.com/schools?&name=university+of+management+and+technology
Military Advanced Education & Transition
Military Advanced Education &
Transition (www.mae-kmi.com) is the journal of higher education for
servicemembers and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian
sector. Covering issues and hot topics in higher education, career trends,
transition assistance, innovative programs, and schools of special interest to
the military, MAE&T focuses on news and resources that will empower a
military student to pursue a quality education and rewarding career. MAE&T
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&T'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.
UMT offers need-based military scholarships for military
personnel and their dependents and veterans. 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 and dependents residing with them who are
granted the UMT Military Scholarship. 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
UMT is an LOI school in the GoArmyEd system and a member
of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium. 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 "Military Friendly School" by Victory Media in 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and also named as one of the 2010-2011, 2011-2012,
2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 "Top Military-Friendly Colleges and
Universities" by Military Advanced Education magazine.