CCC Remains a Best for Vets

September 13, 2022

Best for Vets logoCentral Community College is the top choice for veterans among all Nebraska colleges and universities. That’s according to the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges rankings for 2022. The list is comprised of both four-year and two-year universities and colleges nationwide and focuses on each institution’s efforts to support the military community. Nationally, CCC is in 27th place, two spots ahead of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Among community colleges, CCC is fourth nationally.

“This is a great honor to be selected and ranked so well against 310 other schools, both locally and nationally, many of which are much larger than CCC,” said Barry Horner, director of veterans and military services. “The value of the award is that CCC’s efforts to provide the best possible services for our military affiliated students is proven by their success. Our veterans program is not successful unless our student veterans are successful in their educational goals.”

CCC’s Veterans and Military Resource Centers (VMRC) are located at the Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings campuses and at Kearney Center. Each VMRC assists veterans with benefits and academic advising, assistance for disabled vets and mental health resources. A tuition waiver program provides 100-percent tuition for spouses and children of eligible veterans paid by the college, and the Central Community College Foundation provides veteran-specific scholarships.

“We are proud to see the work of our veteran services staff having such a positive impact on student success throughout our 25-county service area,” said CCC President Dr. Matt Gotschall. “We have locations that are open for these adult students to meet in person and remotely. Faculty, staff and administrators are grateful for their service and welcome the opportunity to help these students in their next career field.”

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