California Southern University Honored in Military Advanced Education & Transition 2017

Jan 11, 2017 by University Communications

Military-Advanced-2017Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T) has awarded California Southern University the designation of a Top School in its 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The Guide was released this December, and is available online at

Now in its tenth year of publication by MAE&T, the Guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at hundreds of institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, general support, on-campus support and online support services. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE&T’s 2017 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to our men and women in uniform.

“MAE&T’s Guide to Colleges and Universities provides the foundational information a prospective student would use in framing his or her educational needs,” said Kelly Fodel, Military Advanced Education & Transition’s editor-in-chief. “We want to be a dynamic resource for those looking to further their educations and careers. A key part of that is finding the right school, and it can be a confusing process for military members to navigate. There are many different variables by which you could evaluate an institution, but we focus on the best practices that have been asserted by various higher education groups and reinforced by veteran groups.”

“We always strive to do our best and it is important to us to constantly look for ways to get even better when it comes to assisting our military learners,” says Brett O’Rourke, the Military Program Manager at CalSouthern. “My fellow SCO, Kurt Irons, and I look at our job as an opportunity to give back to those who have given so much through their service to our county. We view it as a great accomplishment and we feel honored to be recognized and named a Top School by MAE&T.”



Founded in 1978, California Southern University is a premier, online university offering accredited online degrees at the associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels in business, law, and psychology to an international student body, utilizing a proprietary online learning system. 

The goal of CalSouthern’s Military  Department is to provide the highest level of service to all military learners. The university’s hope is to make the process of using their education benefits as easy as possible. We also recognize the importance of the smooth administration of the benefits for our learners because it allows them to concentrate on their respective programs and gives them the best chance to succeed. 



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