Kilgore College has been named to the “Military Friendly Schools” list for the fourth consecutive year. The award is presented annually by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.
The list 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 to ensure their success on campus.
“Serving the needs of the veteran community is very important to us,” said Rebekah Metcalf, KC’s veterans certifying official. “We highly respect the sacrifices made by those who serve in uniform and Kilgore College works hard to meet the needs of the active-duty service members, reservists and veterans on our campus.”
About 1,600 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.
About the Military Friendly Schools ® list:
Now in its sixth year, the 2015 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 Military Friendly Schools website, found at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com, features the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best school to suit their unique needs and preferences. The survey results that comprise this year’s 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.