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Ecotech Institute Selected as a Top Military-Friendly School in Military Advanced Education’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Ecotech Institute the designation of a Top Military-Friendly College in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. The guide is available in print and online at From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities provides potential students with information about institutions that make a practice of giving back to our men and women in uniform.

“At Ecotech Institute we are honored to have so many students who have served our country,” said Chris Gorrie, Academic Dean at Ecotech Institute. “These military veterans find that just like the military, green jobs reward hard work. The industry is full of veterans, and we are honored to help those who have served our country transition into a civilian career.”

Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s institution 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, to name a few.

Military veterans make up almost 25 percent of Ecotech Institute’s population. Ecotech Institute supports military veterans in many ways, including:

  • Accepting ACE credits
  • Being at or below post-9/11 limits
  • Academic support
  • ACICS accreditation
  • Low student to faculty ratio (14:1)

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

“I encourage students and ESOs to check out our searchable database online,” continued Fodel. “We designed this database with the military student in mind. We want to help them make informed choices, so we are giving them access to all the survey questions and answers provided by the schools, as well as explanations about critical issues like the schools’ activation and deployment policies, withdrawal policies, scholarship and financial aid information and important support information.”

Visit for online access to the 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities, or pick up a copy of the December issue of Military Advanced Education.

For more information on Ecotech Institute, please visit

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