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Jefferson Awarded Military Times Best for Vets Designation

Jefferson Community College is honored to be acknowledged by Military Times in the Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings. This is the first time the College has received this designation and JCC is only one of three New York State community colleges recognized. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement.

As with all Best for Vets rankings, Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. More than 500 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey.

“Jefferson is committed to our veteran students and this designation helps reaffirm the services we offer are significant and the community partnerships we have are valuable,” says Craig McNamara, JCC’s veteran services coordinator. “Veteran services on this campus range from being an advocate for veteran students, mentoring and tutoring support, providing dedicated space for veterans, to hosting community partners to bring services directly to veteran students. The network of services and success of veteran students is a testament to Jefferson’s Best for Vets designation.”

Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties, and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus. These institutions were evaluated in several categories, with university culture and academic outcomes bearing the most weight. Jefferson Community College ranked 7th out of 25 two-year schools that were recognized.

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.

For the full Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings, and survey methodology, go to: www.militarytimes.com/bestforvets-colleges2017
  
The rankings will be published online at MilitaryTimes.com, as well as ArmyTimes.com, NavyTimes.com, AirForceTimes.com and MarineCorpsTimes.com as of Nov. 1; and will appear in full in a special magazine issue of Military Times on newsstands in mid-November. The release of this year’s list also marks Military Times’ inaugural declaration of the month of November as Veterans Month. The independently owned media company is celebrating veterans beyond Veterans Day with 30 days of veteran-focused coverage.

Military Times’ Best for Vets rankings include Colleges, Career & Technical Colleges, Business Schools, Franchises, Employers, Law Enforcement and Places to Live.

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