Baker College Online Selected as a Military-Friendly College in MAE’s 2013 Rankings

January 07, 2013

MAE's Top Military-Friendly College 2013

Baker College Online officials announced that it has been named a military-friendly college by Military Advanced Education (MAE) in its “2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities.”

“This is a great honor,” said Shawn Mann, Baker College Online director of military education programs. “Baker College Online offers many benefits to individuals with military experience, including waived application fee, reduced tuition and lifetime career services. All of our efforts are aimed at helping our members from all branches of the armed forces obtain a quality higher education degree.”

From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s “2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities” provides information to potential students about institutions that go out of their way to implement military-friendly policies that support 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, the extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of service members, 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 complete guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and more on the stringent criteria used to determine this highly selective honor may be found at

“Inclusion in this year’s guide is especially significant,” said Kirk Brown, publisher. “Our ongoing collaboration with education services officers (ESOs) and transition officers (TOs) over the years revealed the need for an evaluation tool that addressed an institution’s military-friendly policies in greater breadth and depth.”

Military Advanced Education serves ESOs and 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. 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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