Tens of thousands of members of the United States military have chosen to entrust Kaplan University with their education. The University currently serves more than 8,000 active-duty military students, spouses, and veterans, and we are proud to be listed as the alma mater for many military alumni. It's an honor—and not one taken lightly. Kaplan University remains actively involved in supporting, improving, and expanding educational opportunities for members of the armed forces.
39th Annual CCME Symposium
As part of this commitment, Kaplan University recently participated in the Council of College and Military Educators' (CCME) 39th Annual Symposium. This yearly gathering brings together thousands of representatives from the Department of Defense (DoD), Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC), American Council on Education (ACE), and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support DANTES, along with service education chiefs, academic institutions, and accrediting agencies. It offers an important forum for the exchange of information on educational programs, strategies, and innovation, but its primary purpose is the betterment of military educational services.
"This is an important event for us and for our students," said Patrick Milligan, associate vice president of military affairs for Kaplan University. "It brings together the people who can directly impact the educational experiences of members of the United States military. From DoD chiefs to university representatives to education service officers (ESOs), we strategize and collaborate on how to create better educational opportunities and outcomes for armed services members and their families."
Kaplan University Named as a Top Military-Friendly School
In other news, Kaplan University's commitment to offering exceptional services and benefits to its military students was recently acknowledged by Military Advanced Education. For the fourth consecutive year, the national magazine named Kaplan University as one of America's Top Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.
"Military students often face unique circumstances while pursuing their education, and Kaplan University provides support services to help these students reach their education and career goals," said Scott Kilgore, senior vice president of military Affairs for Kaplan University. "As they meet the challenge of serving their country while working toward their degrees, we are committed to providing them the resources they need to succeed."