CCTC named “Military Friendly® School” for 6th year
Central Carolina Technical College named “Military Friendly® School” for sixth consecutive year
SUMTER, SC — Central Carolina Technical College has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School. The Military Friendly® School designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. This is the sixth consecutive year CCTC has earned this status.
“Central Carolina Technical College has a long, proud history of providing high quality, affordable education to military members and their families. We are honored to be awarded this recognition because our military-affiliated students are important to us,” said Lisa M. Bracken, CCTC’s Vice President of Student Affairs.
CCTC serves approximately 328 veterans and 259 active duty and dependents. To allow for greater academic flexibility for unpredictable military schedules, classes are offered in a variety of formats. Other CCTC resources include:
- A Military Programs Coordinator at the Shaw AFB Education Center Site
- A Veterans’ Affairs Representative on the Main Campus
- A Veterans Resource Center, which offers a variety of academic and career services in an environment whereactive duty, dependents and veteran students can socialize with fellow military students
- An active chapter of the Student Veterans of America on campusCCTC has ample financial aid resources available to military students as well. Active Duty military and their family members are afforded in-state tuition status, which makes them eligible for a variety of grants and scholarships, and through CCTC’s memorandum of understanding with the Department of Defense, the college participates in the Tuition Assistance Program for active duty members and the MyCAA program for military spouses.According to Daniel Nichols, a Navy Reserve veteran and Chief Product Officer at Victory Media, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to the majority of colleges gives veterans a comprehensive view of which schools are striving to provide the best opportunities and conditions for our nation’s student veterans. Military Friendly® helps military families make the best use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill and other federal benefits while allowing us to further our goal of assisting them in finding success in their chosen career fields.”
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 weightings were developed by Victory Media 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 post-secondary schools that wish to participate.
For more information on CCTC’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, call the Military Programs Coordinator at (803) 666-2422 or the Veterans’ Affairs Representative at (803) 778-7845.