TNCC Named Among Military Friendly Schools By G.I. Jobs


Published: August 18, 2010

HAMPTON, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College has been listed among G.I. Jobs magazine’s Military Friendly Schools for 2011. The list recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s service members (active-duty and veterans) as students. More than 15,500 were enrolled at TNCC last year and of that figure, 1,300 were active-duty or veteran students.

G.I. Jobs provides service members and veterans with information about education, transition assistance and job opportunities. TNCC and others on the publication’s Military Friendly Schools list — which is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list — was also acknowledged for offering additional benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more.

G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide and the list was compiled through research starting last April. Methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed by an Academic Advisory Board consisting of college/university educators nationwide and representatives from Veterans Affairs, the American Council on Education Assistance, the College Level Examination Program and Student Veterans of America.

The billions of dollars in tuition money now available with the passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill last year has intensified an already strong desire by colleges to attract veterans. A compilation of TNCC offerings for military students compiled by G.I. Jobs is available at: http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/search/profile.aspx?id=233754.

To learn more about TNCC’s Veterans Affairs section, visit www.tncc.edu, or for information about the military liaison on the College’s Workforce Development team, go to www.tncc.edu/workforce.

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