Webster Named a Top Military-Friendly School by Military Advanced Education

Dec. 18, 2013

ST. LOUIS - Webster University was named in the “2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities” by Military Advanced Education, it was announced this week. This is the seventh time in a row that Webster University was named to the list.

Webster University is one of the largest providers of graduate-level military education in the United States, with classrooms and offices on 39 military installations in 20 states and the District of Columbia.

The magazine reviewed numerous attributes for inclusion in the guide, including the flexibility of online learning options, extent of transfer credits accepted by degree level, on-campus ROTC, Service member Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the 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.

Webster University serves more than 7,700 students with military connections. This year, Webster University established an Office of Military Affairs (OMA), which serves military-connected students across the Webster University network, under the leadership of retired Brig. Gen. Mike Callan, USAF associate vice president for Military and Governmental Programs. 

The OMA oversees numerous military-focused student groups and clubs, including the Webster University Student Vet's Organization. Additionally, the OMA coordinates delivery of education programs at 39 military installations serving all branches of the military, maintains Webster's alliances with federal and state agencies and advises the University's leadership on military-related issues and opportunities across all branches of our government including the Department of Defense's student base for non-degree offerings, undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Last month, Webster was included in the Military Times “Best for Vets: Colleges” rankings. This distinction recognizes and rewards schools for its commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans (read the announcement here:http://www.webster.edu/news/2013/news/11112013-best-vets.html).

Visit www.mae-kmi.com for access to the “2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.” The list of institutions also is listed in the December issue of Military Advanced Education.