WINTERVILLE—An organization dedicated to serving the nation’s military community has once again determined Pitt Community College to be one of the country’s best post-secondary institutions for veterans and their spouses.
Earlier this month, VIQTORY—a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001—released its 2020-21 Military Friendly Schools list. PCC, which has made the list several times including last year, was one of 625 institutions from across the country to earn the prestigious “military-friendly” designation.
“As the son of a Korean War veteran, I have the highest regard for the nation’s military personnel and consider it an honor for PCC to provide educational services to men and women who have given so much to our country,” PCC President Lawrence Rouse said. “Since America’s earliest days, members of our military have been making sacrifices as payment for the peace and prosperity this great land enjoys. PCC is grateful to be included on VIQTORY’s ‘military-friendly’ list, and we thank veterans for allowing us to prepare them for future success after their military careers.”
Institutions earning the ‘military friendly’ designation were evaluated using both public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-21 survey.
Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by VIQTORY with input from the Military Friendly Advisory Council, which is comprised of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
The complete 2020-21 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. It can also be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.