The University of Maine at Augusta has once again been recognized with three different national awards for its commitment to educating and providing opportunities to America’s veterans, service members and their families.
Designated a 2017 Military Friendly School for the 7th year in a row, named a 2017 Military Times Best for Vets Colleges for the 5th year in a row, and a 2017 Military Advanced Education & Transition Top School for the 3rd year in a row, the awards highlight UMA’s continued rich tradition of supporting military-experienced students.
In addition to its most recent national awards, UMA was also named a 2016 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report earlier this year.
The rankings for each of the awards are based on factors such as military support services, both online and on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, success rates, military culture, financial aid, and flexibility for veterans, service members, and their families.
Among the support UMA offers is a peer mentor program for veterans, veteran’s lounges, as well as admissions and advising staff, many of whom are veterans themselves, trained to help veteran and service members to translate specialized military credit and/or other previously earned credits into a college major.
The University of Maine at Augusta has campuses in Augusta and Bangor, and eight University College Centers in communities across Maine.
For more information about UMA’s Veterans Program visit: uma.edu/veterans.