Spokane Community College (SCC) ranks fourth on Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools Top 10 list for large community colleges in 2018. Now in its 16th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies, veteran students and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.
SCC earned the highest ranking out of any college or university in the state of Washington. The distinction places SCC in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
“This is a testament to our staff and faculty’s dedication to our men and women in uniform and their families,” said SCC Acting President Kevin Brockbank. “We are proud of our gold distinction and our efforts to make all veteran students successful.”
SCC serves more than 1,200 veterans every year, providing one-on-one support, help with funding options and connections to employers.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-2018 survey with 849 earning the designation.
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. Data calculations and tabulations were independently evaluated for completeness and accuracy by Ernst & Young. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.