Dec. 19, 2013 - Denver, Colo. - Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Ecotech Institute the designation of a Top Military-Friendly College in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The guide is available in print and online at www.mae-kmi.com. 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 make a practice of giving back to our men and women in uniform.
"At Ecotech Institute we are honored to have so many students who have served our country," said Chris Gorrie, Academic Dean at Ecotech Institute. "These military veterans find that just like the military, green jobs reward hard work. The industry is full of veterans, and we are honored to help those who have served our country transition into a civilian career."
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, Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the support provided to the families of servicemembers, 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.
Military veterans make up almost 25 percent of Ecotech Institute's population. Ecotech Institute supports military veterans in many ways, including:
- Accepting ACE credits
- Being at or below post-9/11 limits
- Academic support
- ACICS accreditation
- Low student to faculty ratio (14:1)
"Our staff used strict criteria to evaluate the submissions of the respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year," said Kelly Fodel, MAE's editor. "We believe the Guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising servicemembers about their educational opportunities."
"I encourage students and ESOs to check out our searchable database online," continued Fodel. "We designed this database with the military student in mind. We want to help them make informed choices, so we are giving them access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like the schools' activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information."
Visit www.mae-kmi.com for online access to the 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.
For more information on Ecotech Institute, please visit www.ecotechinstitute.com.
About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America's workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers eight highly practical renewable energy degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today's alternative renewable energy employers. Classes start once per quarter and applications are always accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.
About Military Advanced Education and KMI Media Group, Inc.
Military Advanced Education (www.mae-kmi.com) 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'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. KMI Media Group, Inc. (www.kmimediagroup.com) is the leading independent publisher of targeted information about military requirements, technologies and operations. Serving as a unique forum for senior military and Department of Defense leadership, KMI focuses on distinct and essential communities within the defense market.