Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Middlesex County College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools® list for the second consecutive year. The list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses and ensure their success on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools shows Middlesex County College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”
The Military Friendly Schools website, www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features the list, as well as interactive and search tools to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.
David Brimmer, director of Middlesex County College’s Center for Veterans Services, said inclusion on the list is an honor.
“Our center is committed to providing student veterans with all the tools they need to succeed at MCC,” he said. “Our purpose is to help our military-affiliated students feel welcome on campus, to make sure they have access to the educational benefits to which they are entitled, and to make their college experience rewarding and productive. We offer various methods of support to student veterans, current service members and dependents alike. And the center is a place where our military-affiliated students can relax between classes and socialize with each other.”
The list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs.