Military Friendly 2014Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded UIW the designation of a Top Military-Friendly university in its “2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities,” released in print, and available online at

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 potential students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s institution for inclusion in the guide are: the flexibility of online learning options; extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level; on-campus ROTC; Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation; on-campus active duty/veteran assistance; 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 a few.

“Our staff used strict criteria to evaluate the submissions of the respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year. We believe the guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor.

“We are so very proud to have once again been listed in the “Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities.” We consider it an honor every time an active-duty service member or veteran selects UIW to help them reach their educational goals,” said Dr. Cyndi Wilson-Porter, vice president of UIW’s Extended Academic Programs.