For the 4th year in a row, Upper Iowa University
has been named as a top ranked among the top
Military Friendly Schools list of 2012.
FAYETTE, Iowa (January 6, 2012) — For the fourth year in a row, Upper Iowa University (UIU) is in the top ranks of the Military Advanced Education (MAE) "2012 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities" honorees.
MAE's Annual Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about key attributes sought by military students. According to the publication, evaluation of a school's military friendliness assesses the quality of its academics, the on-campus and online advice and support the college provides to veterans and their families, and the sophistication and effectiveness of the school's distance learning programs. The publication commended the honorees on their willingness to enact academic, support, and financial aid policies that favor our servicemembers and facilitate their educational pursuits.
"UIU has been committed to meeting the needs of servicemembers and their families since the university was founded by a military man and his wife in 1857," said UIU President Alan G. Walker. "We have a long and proud heritage of serving the educational needs of the men and women who serve our country, and we are honored to continue being recognized for the programs we have designed to help them. We welcome the maturity, experience, diversity, and leadership that military students bring to UIU."
William Duffy, senior vice president for UIU Academic Extension, noted that the broad range of UIU educational options allows military service members to take courses through online or independent study or on some U.S. military bases through the University's educational centers. "The result is that military service members can continue meeting their military responsibilities while advancing themselves by pursuing higher education," he added.
Barb Schultz, associate executive director of Distance Education, serves as the UIU Institutional representative for Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges as well as the UIU Program Manager for the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership. According to Schultz, the broad range of UIU educational options allows military servicemembers stationed around the world to take courses through online or independent study or at U.S. military bases through the University's educational centers.
"The result is that military servicemembers can continue meeting their military responsibilities while advancing themselves by pursuing higher education," she added. "UIU's seamless approach to completing a college degree through a variety of program modalities, tuition discounts, generous acceptance of military and life experience as transfer credits, and programs for military spouses are key aspects of serving military students," Schultz said.
Military Advanced Education, the Journal of Higher Learning for Today's Servicemember, is published for servicemembers and veterans seeking to take advantage of military education benefits. It is dedicated to providing educational information for members of every branch of our armed forces. MAE covers topical issues and trends in distance learning and education that relate to military life, including innovative programs for both servicemembers and spouses/dependents, military educational policy, financial aid and coursework that offer special opportunities for military personnel.
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About Upper Iowa University
Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to over 6,800 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and independent study.
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