PDCCC earns military-friendly designation

Published 10:43 pm Saturday, September 22, 2012

Victory Media, whose publications are geared toward military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Paul D. Camp Community College to its Military Friendly Schools list.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country the company judges as doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students, and ensure their success on campus.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows PDCCC’s commitment to provide a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows, we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”


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The 1,739 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 programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.

“We are pleased to be honored with this designation for the second consecutive year,” said PDCCC President Paul Conco. “We are also proud to be ranked in the top 15 percent with other prestigious schools throughout the country. We remain committed to student success for all of our students.”

Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey results that comprise the 2013 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by G.I. Jobs. 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 consisting of educators from schools across the country.