The College of Southern Maryland has been awarded the designation of a Top School in the Military Advanced Education (MAE) 2015 Guide to Colleges and Universities which measures best practices in military and veteran education.
“We are honored to be recognized again as an institution that goes out of its way to support the men and women who have served our country. By providing advising and support services to our veteran students, they are able to access the information they need to take full advantage of their benefits and to be successful in their academic pursuits,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried.
CSM was recently designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media for being among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
“As one of the largest veteran-serving colleges or universities within Maryland, CSM is proud to serve more than 830 military students, veterans and their dependents each year,” said Chris Zimmermann, director of the college’s financial assistance department which oversees its veteran benefits office.
The Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year and two-year colleges and was released in the December issue of MAE. It is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.
This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard to enable prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.
For information on using veterans benefits and services at CSM, visit www.csmd.edu/veterans\.