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Ashford University Named a Top School in the 2016 Military Advanced Education & Transition Guide to Top Colleges & Universities
Ashford cited for exhibiting best practices in military and veteran education

Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has selected Ashford University as one of the top schools in the 2016 MAE&T Guide to Top Colleges & Universities research study. The guide is a comprehensive research tool that was created to help members of the U.S. armed services and veterans evaluate their options for higher education.

To be included in the 2016 MAE&T Guide to Top Colleges & Universities, institutions had to complete a comprehensive questionnaire regarding the school’s military support policies. More than 600 institutions participated in the survey, including state colleges, community colleges, public schools, and private schools. All institutions were rated on key criteria that are important to military students: military culture, financial assistance, flexibility, general support, online support, and on-campus support. This was the ninth year that MAE&T has published its annual Guide to Top Colleges & Universities.

Ashford’s designation as a “Top School” in the survey was based on its military-friendly culture and policies. The University participates in such military-focused programs as the VA Yellow Ribbon program, the President’s Principles of Excellence program, the Eight Keys to Veteran Success program, and the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Degree Network program. Ashford University is also a signatory of the Department of Defense Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding. In addition, Ashford provides military education benefits to all eligible service members and their spouses. The University’s military grant also waives technology fees and pays for e-books for qualified military students. For more information about Ashford’s military benefits, visit the Ashford University military web page or call 800.877.1192.

The complete 2016 MAE&T Guide to Top Colleges & Universities can be accessed online at The list was also included in the December issue of Military Advanced Education & Transition.


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 ( serves education services officers and transition officers at every U.S. military installation, along with the servicemembers they counsel. Published ten 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.