Warner Robins, Ga. – Military Friendly® released its rank of large community colleges this week and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School Top-10 designation, ranking No. 7 in the large community college category.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Thousands of schools participate to earn the designation for their service to veterans and their families.
“We consider the Military Friendly designation to be one of the most important designations the College can receive,” said Dr. Janet Kelly, CGTC assistant vice president for Enrollment Services, Marketing and Public Relations. “CGTC’s proximity to Robins Air Force Base means our service area includes many active-duty military, veterans, and dependents. We want to ensure the same service and dedication to this population as they have provided for our country. We are appreciative of this designation and are pleased to receive it once again as evidence of the College’s commitment to military members and their families.”
The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the March issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by data collection agency, 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. Evaluators 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.
For more information about CGTC student veteran programs, visit www.centralgatech.edu.
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 Georgia Technical College:
Central Georgia Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, offers credit instruction, adult education, and customized business and industry training through traditional and distance education delivery designed to promote community and workforce development. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees and many programs hold industry-specific accreditations, licensure, and approvals from various state and national agencies. CGTC contributes to economic and workforce development in its eleven-county service area and throughout the state of Georgia.
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.