The Nation’s Top Military Friendly® Schools have been announced and the 2019-2020 list of “Better for Veterans” institutions has been identified across the country. Once again, Northeast Alabama Community College has been included in this list.
“We are very pleased to be designated as a military friendly school,” stated Dr. David Campbell, NACC President. “Military personnel have served and sacrificed for our country. We want to honor their service by doing whatever we can for them in pursuing their education goals.”
Continuing its mission to provide veterans and their spouses with the finest choices for post-secondary education, VIQTORY has released the 2019-2020 Military Friendly ® Schools list. Now in its 10th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list has come to set 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.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year 766 schools earned this prestigious designation. The 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at www.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 scores with the assessment of 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.
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. Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly® Schools list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services performed by EY are were limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology. 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 .
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 ® , Military Spouse, and Military Friendly ® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com .
Northeast is a comprehensive community college that offers academic transfer and career training. The college’s core credits are guaranteed to transfer to any public college in Alabama under an articulation agreement that exists with the state’s colleges and universities. The college also offers extensive opportunities in career programs, particularly in health and technical fields. The programs may be completed through short and long-term certificates or two-year associate programs.
Northeast has a VA Educational Success Center in the Wallace Administration Building in Room 104. “It is a designated area for our VA students to utilize computers and printers for any of their educational needs,” said Jennifer Brown, Financial Aid Assistant who assists veterans. “We also have CAC card readers available for our military students.”
For information about veterans’ benefits and financial aid, contact Brown in the College’s Financial Aid Office at 256-228-6001 or 256-638-4418, ext. 2275. Email her at email@example.com.
For more information about Northeast, go to www.nacc.edu or download the free App from the App Store or Google Play Store. Follow NACC on social media.