Best for Vets

Military Times ranks CCBC among top colleges for veterans

With a survey that included 175 colleges and universities, CCBC ranked within the top 20 in the two-year college category for Military Time’s Best for Vets: Colleges 2017. Rankings are based on a comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement.

CCBC offers a variety of supports and resources to its more than 300 student veterans. Veteran Service Centers are located on each of the college’s three campuses. Each of the centers provides a place for student veterans to not only gather and relax, but also serve as a resource center where they can find academic and student support, community resource referrals, job postings, information regarding military-connected events on and off campus and information regarding military-only programs.

“We are committed to offering a welcoming and supportive environment to our student-veterans so they can thrive in our academic setting,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “Earning Military Times’ Best for Vets ranking confirms we are on the right path. We must continue to expand and enhance our outreach efforts to ensure our student-veterans successfully transition.”

Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus. These institutions were evaluated in several categories, with university culture and academic outcomes bearing the most weight.

For the full Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings, and survey methodology, go to: www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2017.