Central Community College has been ranked in the top 15 percent of U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools for Military-Friendly School for 2013 by G.I. Jobs magazine.
CCC increased its percentage from the top 20 percent last year to the top 15 percent in this year, according to Travis Karr, CCC's veteran student coordinator.
The list of schools was compiled from polls G.I. Jobs performed from more than 12,000 schools nationwide.
As a Military Friendly School, CCC will be listed in the 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools as well as online at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
"CCC leads by example and works to develop the appropriate services to assist veteran students who are striving to better themselves and their families," Karr said. "Advisers, faculty and administrators have developed a stronger cultural awareness of the veteran experience, resulting in a more veteran-supportive environment that will promote academic success."
CCC established Veterans Resource Centers (VRC) at its Columbus, Grand Island and Hastings campuses after receiving a $393,993 Central to Veteran Student Success Grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.
The VRCs support veterans and active duty, reservist and National Guard members while they make the transition from the military to student life. Through the centers, they have access to student services such as campus tours, orientation sessions, tutoring, mentoring and workshops as well as information about other veteran organizations, groups and activities.
For more information about VRC services, contact Travis Karr at (308) 398-7376; toll-free at 1-877-222-0780, ext. 7376; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.