CCTC Earns Military Friendly® School Designation for Tenth Year
(02/18/2021) — SUMTER, SC – Central Carolina Technical College announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation in the Silver level.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation.
The 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at militaryfriendly.com.
Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic based scoring assessment. We measure 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.
“We are so proud to be designated as a Military Friendly® School for the tenth consecutive year. It is an honor for the college to serve our military population,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Lisa Bracken. “The college understands that balancing military life with pursuing an education can be challenging at times. In an effort to reduce challenges, we offer several services for our active duty military members, dependents and veterans. We look forward to continuing to serve our military population for many years to come.”
CCTC serves approximately 400 active duty military members, dependents and veterans. To allow for greater academic flexibility for unpredictable military schedules, classes are offered in a variety of formats. Other CCTC resources include:
- An Admissions Specialist at the Shaw AFB Education Center Site
- A Veterans’ Affairs Representative on Main Campus
- A Veterans Resource Center, which offers a variety of academic and career services in an environment where active duty, dependents and veteran students can socialize with fellow military students
- An active chapter of the Student Veterans of America on campus
- The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program*
The Military Friendly® Schools list sets the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. This prestigious list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.
“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs,” said Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®. “Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the military community.”
For more information on CCTC’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, call the Shaw AFB Education Site at (803) 666-2422 or the Veterans’ Affairs Representative at (803) 778-7845.
*100 percent of the Veterans Upward Bound grant is federally funded. There is no funding provided by non-governmental sources.
About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Central Carolina Technical College:
Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. The college serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Central Carolina Technical College students have a wide array of programs and services from which to choose. Our online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional opportunities coupled with our more traditional learning opportunities. Learn more: cctech.edu.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.