PCC Earns ‘Military Friendly’ Designation

Rob Goldberg | March 3rd, 2021

American and North Carolina flags flap in breeze against blue sky and framed by pine trees.

WINTERVILLE—An organization dedicated to serving the nation’s military community has once again given Pitt Community College its seal of approval.

VIQTORY—a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business founded in 2001—released its 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools list on Feb. 17. PCC, which has made the list several times including last year, earned the prestigious “military friendly” designation, meaning it is one of the country’s best post-secondary institutions for veterans and their spouses.

“PCC takes pride in serving the educational needs of our nation’s military members and their loved ones,” PCC President Lawrence L. Rouse said. “These individuals have sacrificed a great deal for the preservation of freedom and the safety of their fellow citizens. They deserve our best, and the ‘military friendly’ designation means that’s what they will receive from Pitt Community College.”

To earn the “Military Friendly School” designation, PCC was evaluated on its ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence, and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, student veterans. The process included a review of public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and Pitt’s responses to a proprietary survey. More than 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-22 survey, with 747 schools earning “military friendly” status.

“Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts,” said Military Friendly National Director of Military Partnerships Kayla Lopez. “Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the military community.”

The 2021­22 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in G.I. Jobs magazine’s May issue and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

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