Irvine, Calif. (December 16, 2013) — Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Brandman University the designation of a Top Military-Friendly University in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. This honor comes eleven months after Brandman was ranked second by U.S. News & World Report for Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans.
From community colleges to state universities, online universities and national known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students 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 institutions 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.
“Brandman University takes special pride in providing engaging curriculum for our servicemembers,” said Gary Brahm, chancellor of Brandman University. “We have six campuses located on military bases which allow for greater access to military students."
As a military-friendly institution, Brandman has nearly a thousand military students enrolled in classes for fall 2013.
Brandman is a Servicemembers Opportunities College (SOC), and participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Troops to Teachers, and MyCAA, which provides financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing associate degrees, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.
Brandman University was born in 1958 when Chapman University, one of California’s oldest, nonprofit institutions, opened a campus at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station to serve the specific needs of military students. Today, Brandman is a separate, regionally accredited university within the Chapman University System dedicated to serving the needs of all working students, military and civilians alike.