Richland College has been recognized as a top college for veterans and active duty military members for the tenth consecutive year by receiving a 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Schools Silver Award. The Military Friendly® Schools program honors U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation. A silver designation means that Richland College has programs that scored within 30 percent of the tenth ranked institution within a given category.
The Veterans Services office at Richland College works with veteran students and their families to help them complete their educational goals by maximizing their military education benefits. Many resources are available through Veteran Services, including assistance with benefits, financial aid and a variety of other support services for the college’s veteran and military students, dependents and spouses.
Richland College offers eligible students and spouses NAVPA scholarships, Hazelwood and Montgomery G.I. Bill® services and opportunities, and the college also hosts events such as Military Appreciation Day, to support veterans. In addition, Richland College has many career and technical education programs designed for quick employment in the areas of business professions, computer technology, Allied Health and advanced manufacturing and engineering technology. These programs offer industry-standard training and certifications.
Military Friendly® Schools was created by Victory Media, Inc., a leading media outlet for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. To see how Richland College scored in various areas, visit www.militaryfriendly.com/schools/richland-college.
For more information about Richland College’s veteran services, visit www.richlandcollege.edu/services/veterans.
Richland College is included on the 2016 Military Friendly Schools list that honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
“We are honored once again to be chosen as a Military Friendly School, validating our commitment to providing a supportive environment that allows our country’s servicemen and servicewomen to succeed in their academic endeavors,” said Kim Archer, Richland College’s veteran services coordinator. “We constantly work to provide our military students with the resources necessary to achieve their goals.”
Richland College offers many resources available through its Veteran Services office, including assistance with benefits, financial aid and a variety of other support services for the college’s veteran and military students.
The Military Friendly Schools list is provided by Victory Media, Inc., one of the leading media outlets for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The list is also published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines. To access the list, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
For more information about Richland College’s veteran services, visit richlandcollege.edu/veteran-services.
Richland College has been awarded the 2014 Military Friendly Schools® designation.
Victory Media, a media group for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, annually compiles the list, which honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
Richland College has been named to the Military Friendly Schools® list for three consecutive years.
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows Richland 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® media and website feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality 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. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.
Now in its fifth year, the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools ® was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 10,000 schools nationwide approved for VA tuition funding. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country. Find out more about the complete survey methodology.