CAC designated 2016 Military Friendly School

Central Arizona College has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM JobsSM and Military Spouse.

Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

Institutions competed for the Military Friendly School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including veterans’ educational benefit support services on campus, student-faculty ratio, cost of attendance and affordability, class size, and student outcomes.

Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data was independently tested by Ernst & Young based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals. A full list of board members can be found at MilitaryFriendly.com/advisory-board.

The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.

“Central Arizona College is proud and honored to serve veterans, their survivors and dependents,” Robin Morris said, CAC veteran services specialist, a veteran herself took full advantage of her military education benefits to enhance her professional skills and development. “We encourage veterans to explore educational options available to them through CAC that can be the ‘kick-start’ to a bright future in a variety of highly sought-after certificates or degrees for those that have so bravely served our country.”

“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief product officer of Victory Media and Navy Reserve veteran. “Our Military Friendly Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”

For more information about CAC’s commitment to attracting and supporting military students, visit www.centralaz.edu/va
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CAC will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine, and on MilitaryFriendly.com.

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