Inver Hills #3 Nationally for Vets

Online College Plan releases Top 20 Best 2-Year Colleges for Veterans

Inver Hills Community College is ranked #3 in the nation on Online College Plan’s Top 20 Best 2-Year Colleges for Veterans. Inver Hills was the only college in Minnesota to make the list.
According to “This ranking helps veterans find colleges that excel at making veterans feel at home and offer services to aid in enrollment and understanding tuition waivers or other reductions as well as financial entitlements such as the G.I. Bill.”

Methodology *

Utilizing data and research from multiple sources, such as National Center for Education Statistics, Military Times and, we have compiled this top 20 ranking for U.S. veterans. Many factors came into play to determine what schools were best, and in some cases when data was not present, a lower ranking may have resulted. All schools are accredited public 2-year colleges and are excellent choices for veterans, military and non-military students. The statistics factored and the percentage of total score they represent are as follows:

  • Faculty to student ratio: 13.75%
  • Online College PlanStaff support: 11%
  • Academic support: 11%
  • Course completion: 13.76%
  • Retention of military students: 13.76%
  • Graduation of military students: 13.76%
  • Percent employed after six years: 13.76%
  • Salary after six years (rounded to nearest 1,000): 9.22%
  • PENALTY -50 (6.88%) for not having/supporting 8 Keys for Success
  • PENALTY -50 (6.88%) for not having/supporting Principles of Excellence
  • PENALTY -50 (6.88%) for not having/supporting DoD Memorandum of Understanding
  • BONUS +50 (6.88%) for ranking in a Top 5 at Military Times

* Courtesy of Online College Plan

Veteran Services at Inver Hills

Since 1982, Inver Hills has worked to promote strong relationships with our veterans, service members and their families. The college provides a comprehensive, veteran-specific array of support services, scholarships and networking and employment opportunities while collaborating with area communities and agencies. We have teamed up with Inver Hills counselors to make sure our student veterans and service members adapt to college life and achieve their career goals.
In 2016, Best for Vets ranked Inver Hills one of the top 3 two-year colleges nationwide for excellent veteran and military student success rates. Best for Vets is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many criteria that make an organization a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.
If you are a veteran using your veteran benefits to attend college, Inver Hills acts as your liaison with the Veterans Administration. Our campus is home to a spacious, new Veterans Lounge and the newly named John H. Thill Veterans Resource Center. (read more)

For more information about Veteran Services at Inver Hills, contact:

Sue Flannigan
Veteran Services Coordinator
Location: CC214

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