ACC named to 2014 Military Friendly Schools list

LITTLETON, Colo. (Sept. 11, 2013) - Arapahoe Community College has been named to Victory Media's 2014 Military Friendly Schools® list.

The annual Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.  Victory Media is the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

Military Friendly SchoolsThe Military Friendly Schools website features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences.  The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.  These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

This is the third consecutive year in which ACC has garnered recognition on the Military Friendly Schools list.

Now in its fifth year of existence, the Military Friendly Schools list is compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for veterans affairs tuition funding.  The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media.

Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country.

For more information about the ACC Veteran Services Center, please contact Veterans Affairs Certifying Official Nancy Nickless at nancy.nickless@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5934.