MCC marches to the head of the class for the military

EDISON — Middlesex County College (MCC) has once again been lauded as a top school for military personnel and veterans.

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has again awarded MCC the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE “Guide to Colleges & Universities,” measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide was released in the December issue of MAE, and is available online at

The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions, including private, public, for-profit, not-forprofit, four-year and two-year colleges. From community colleges to nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s guide gives students information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to the men and women in uniform.

Now in its eighth year of publishing the guide, MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, institutes were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, oncampus support and online support services.

“We believe the guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor. “We used strict criteria to individually evaluate the submissions of respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year.”

This is the second time MAE has cited MCC as a top school. MCC was also included on Victory Media’s list two years in a row, and it was recently named the fifth most veteran-friendly community college in the nation by “Military Times.”