CCC Earns Military Friendly Designation

March 17, 2022

Military Friendly logoCentral Community College has earned the 2022-23 Military Friendly School designation, ranking nationally in the top 10 gold level for small colleges.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-23 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.

Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“This rating highlights more than the efforts of CCC’s veterans and military services,” said Barry Horner, director of veterans and military services. “The award reflects the team’s passion for our military members and CCC’s commitment to providing the best services and experiences possible to all our students and that we go above and beyond for those who have served our country. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts and, most importantly, for our veteran student successes.”

CCC’s veteran and military resource centers (VMRC) – located at the Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings campuses and the Kearney Center – provide support to active duty, reservist and National Guard members; veterans; and their family members. In addition to military education benefits, the VMRC assists with transferring military credit; scholarships; career planning; registration and direct access to state and national veterans; and military benefits, resources and programs.

“CCC’s communities and employees should be proud of this top 10 national ranking in serving this vital group of military veterans who are seeking continued success through their educational goals,” said CCC President Dr. Matt Gotschall.  

The 2022-23 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May and October issues of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at the Military Friendly website.