Warner Robins, Ga. – Military Times announced its Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings this week and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) once again finds itself among the nation’s top military-serving institutions.
At No. 19 on the list, CGTC moves up four spots from the 2018 rankings in the Career and Technical College category. Overall, the Military Times had roughly 500 colleges compete for the recognition, naming 208 in four categories to its ninth annual rankings.
According to the publication’s news release on the rankings, the annual survey is the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement – as well as a detailed review of public data collected by federal agencies.
“Military Times’ Best for Vets designation is trusted throughout the veteran community as the mark of excellence for schools and other organizations that work with veterans, service members and military families. It can’t be bought with advertising dollars – unlike some other supposedly veteran-friendly rankings – only earned through a record of steadfast service and dedication to those who have served,” said George Altman, the Military Times editor in charge of the rankings.
“Fewer than half of the roughly 500 colleges and universities that competed for the recognition earned the right to call themselves Best for Vets in 2019. Their efforts should be commended.”
Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to disclose academic outcome and input data, describes many aspects of veteran culture on campus and meticulously document a wide array of services, special policies, accommodations, and financial incentives offered to students with military ties. Military Times also factors in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments, as well as three Education Department sources: the IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database.
A copy of the rankings are published in Military Times print products – Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times – sold on newsstands and sent to subscribers the week of Oct. 22.
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