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Ashford University Designated a Military Friendly School by Military Advanced Education
Annual guide recognizes the University's military-focused flexibility, financial assistance, culture, and support services

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has named Ashford University a Top Military-Friendly University in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. From community colleges to state universities, online universities, and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides prospective students with information about institutions that go out of their way to implement military-friendly policies in support of our men and women in uniform.

The 2014 Guide, which will be published in the magazine’s December issue and online at, assists potential students in comparing institutions based on features and benefits in the categories of flexibility, financial assistance, military culture, and support services.

Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s institutions for inclusion in the Guide were the flexibility of online learning options, affordability of tuition, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, and presence on military installations.

“Ashford University is dedicated to serving our nation’s military men and women and is committed to assisting them in their pursuit of higher education,” said Dr. Richard Pattenaude, president and chief executive officer of Ashford University. “Ashford University offers high quality online degree programs that combine engaging curricula with the power of technology.”

Ashford University provides military education benefits to all eligible service members and their spouses. The University's military grant also waives technology fees and pays for all books and applicable shipping costs for qualified military students. As of fall 2012, more than 20 percent of Ashford University’s nearly 78,000 students were enlisted in, and/or veterans of, the military.

For additional information about Ashford University’s military benefits, visit the Ashford University military web page or call 800.877.1192.


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 online degree programs, while the Clinton, Iowa campus offers bachelor’s programs. Whether on campus or online, Ashford students enjoy the same supportive community. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet, Vice President of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.


About Military Friendly®
The Military Friendly ® designation process includes extensive research and data-driven surveys of leading opportunities for the military community in the areas of employment, education, and franchising. The school survey, methodology, criteria, and weightings are developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country and are independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Military Advanced Education. Any school interested in participating in the Virtual College Fair must first submit a Military Friendly Schools® survey and compete for the designation. The survey is administered for free and is open annually from March-May. Criteria for consideration can be found online at


About Military Advanced Education

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