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Awards and Affiliations

Our Veterans and Military resource Centers have been recognized across the state and nation for their outstanding service to veterans.
  • Dedicated Toward Your Success

    The excellent services provided by the Central Community College Veterans and Military Resource Centers has been recognized by many organizations, including the Nebraska Legislature, which passed LR461 in recognition of the dedicated services provided to veterans attending the college as well as veterans across the state and nation. 

    CCC is a member of the Service Members Opportunity Colleges (SOC) and is a participating member of the American Council on Education (ACE) Veteran Friendly Toolkit. These distinctions indicate CCC's dedication to serving military students. CCC's top awards for Veteran and Military Services include:

    Central Community College has been honored with two distinct awards in regards to Veteran and Military Services. These awards are in line with our current Top Military Friendly School (2012, 2013, 2014) by GI Jobs Magazine and the Ranking of No. 1 in the Nation of Community Colleges By Military Times Magazine. 

    Our great education opportunities and services are an amazing reflection of every one’s dedicated service that we provide to our Veteran students and every student at CCC.

    State Legislator of Nebraska passed LR461 in recognition of the dedicated services that Central’s Veterans & Military Resource Centers provides. View the bill

    Best for Vets

    Central Community College is ranked No. 1 on the list of best two-year colleges as Best for Vets in the nation by Military Times. Central was ranked No. 2 in the nation in 2013.

    Military Friendly Schools

    Top Military Friendly Schools for 2012, 2013, and 2014. The list honors the top  percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students. 

    Military Advanced Education Magazine

    MAE has awarded CCC the designation of a Top Military-Friendly College in its 2014 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities, available online at According to Gwen Silverstein, associate publisher of MAE,CCC scored fairly high in the aspects of military culture, financial assistance, flexibility, and support on campus.

    “Our staff used strict criteria to evaluate the submissions of the respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year. 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.

    U.S. VETERANS Magazine

    U.S. Veteran Magazine does an independent study of Top Veteran-Friendly Schools. In a study titled “Best of the Best 2013,” the magazine listed CCC in the top 50 of allcolleges and universities.

    These non-biased studies are a valuable resource for the publication's readers, jobseekers, business owners, students, senior management, and consumers.

    The goal of the annual evaluations is not only to bring the latest information and guidance to our readers, but also encourage active outreach and diversity policies among corporations and government agencies.