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Ashford University Honored in Military Advanced Education & Transition's 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities

Ashford University was awarded the designation of a Top School by Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) in the publication’s 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.

“At Ashford University, we feel privileged to support military students and we are pleased to be recognized as a ‘top school’ by Military Advanced Education & Transition,” said Dr. Craig Swenson, president and CEO of Ashford University. “For any busy adult, pursuing a degree can be a real balancing act, but it can be especially complicated for our servicemen and women. At Ashford, we have programs in place that help accommodate military students.  We’ve created innovative online programs that make it possible for them to continue their education and earn a college degree from anywhere in the world. We also work with them during times of deployment, which can sometimes require them to stop and restart their education as they work towards their goals.”

This year, educational 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 put such practices in context with other academic or career considerations.

MAE&T’s Guide to Colleges and Universities provides the foundational information a prospective student would use in framing his or her educational needs,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE&T’s editor-in-chief. “We want to be a dynamic resource for those looking to further their educations and careers. A key part of that is finding the right school, and it can be a confusing process for military members to navigate.”

The 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities will be printed in the December issue of MAE&T.  The Guide may also be viewed online by visiting


About Ashford University

Where heritage meets innovation – that’s Ashford University. At Ashford, students discover relevant degree programs, innovative technology, and cherished tradition. Ashford offers associates, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs online, allowing students to balance life by providing the flexibility to do school work anywhere, anytime. For more information, please visit, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.513.9240 x11636.


About Military Advanced Education & Transition

Military Advanced Education & Transition ( is the journal of higher education for servicemembers and veterans making the transition from the 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.