Saint Martin's listed as a top school for military education
January 28, 2016

Saint Martin’s University has earned the designation of a Top School in the Military Advanced Education & Transition’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities, a publication which measures best practices in military and veteran education. 

Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) evaluates more than 600 institutions each year, ranging from community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning. MAE&T evaluates these institutions based on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services. The results are published in a comprehensive guide that enables prospective students to quickly identify schools that follow best practices in military education.

“Our goal is to be a dynamic resource for active servicemembers and those who have moved from the military to their civilian careers, helping them find the school that best fits their plans for the future,” says Kelly Fodel, MAE&T’s editor. “We think this year’s Guide is our most comprehensive to date.”

MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges & Universities equips students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform. The Guide is not only printed in the December issue of MAE&T but is also published in a searchable database online. Students will have access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.

“While we realize that all schools are unique, we focus our annual survey on the best practices that make a true difference to servicemembers and student veterans,” says Fodel. “These best practices have been asserted by various higher education groups and reinforced by veteran groups, and we consider our survey to be the most detailed and informative in the industry.”

“We are honored to once again receive this prestigious designation and continue to fulfill Father Cebula’s dream of serving our men and women in uniform,” says Radana Dvorak, PhD, Dean of Extended Learning Division. “The University has a vast history of helping servicemembers and veterans achieve their academic and career goals. The University’s Benedictine foundation has aided faculty and staff in providing a welcoming and supportive academic environment. We will continue serving those who have and continue to serve us.”

MAE&T is the journal of higher education for servicemembers and veterans making the transition from military to the civilian sector. Covering issues and hot topics in higher education, career trends, transition assistance, innovative programs and schools of special interest to the military, MAE&T focuses on news and resources that will empower a military student to pursue a quality education and rewarding career. Visit for online access to MAE&T’s 2016 Guide to Colleges and Universities.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washing­ton. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedic­tine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 25 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 340 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 350 more students to its extended campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For more information:

Radana Dvorak
Dean of Extended Learning
Saint Martin’s University

Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media Relations Manager
Saint Martin’s University