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

Inver Hills Community CollegeSince 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

Photo attributions

U.S. Coast Guard
A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral, Florida, enforces a safety and security zone during a rocket launch off the coast of Cape Canaveral, June 24, 2016. The Coast Guard helps provide safety and security services for launches out of the Kennedy Space Center. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Anthony L. Soto
U.S. Coast Guard
Two MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point conduct a practice formation flight around the Island of Oahu, March 4, 2016. The Dolphin aircrews along with an HC-130 Hercules aircrew practice proficiency with multiple aircraft flying at once. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Tara Molle
U.S. Marines
Marines with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF), Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, conduct monthly fuel burn training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina, May 16, 2014. ARFF conducts monthly fuel burns to ensure all Marines are competent in their occupational specialty and able to be called upon at a moments notice. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aneshea S. Yee
U.S. Marines
Pfc. Christina Fuentes Montenegro and other Marines from Delta Company, Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, receive final instructions prior to assaulting an objective during the Infantry Integrated Field Training Exercise aboard Camp Geiger, N.C., Nov 15, 2013. Montenegro is one of three female Marines to be the first women to graduate infantry training with the battalion. Delta Company is the first company at ITB with female students as part of a measured, deliberate and responsible collection of data on the performance of female Marines when executing existing infantry tasks and training events, the Marine Corps is soliciting entry-level female Marine volunteers to attend the eight week basic infantryman and infantry rifleman training courses at ITB. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 Paul S. Mancuso
U.S. Air Force
A B-52H Stratofortress taxis down the runway during Prairie Vigilance 16-1 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 16, 2016. As one leg of U.S. Strategic Command’s nuclear triad, Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52s at Minot AFB, play an integral role in nation’s strategic deterrence. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong
U.S. Air Force
Capt. Boston McClain, a 61st Airlift Squadron co-pilot, embraces his wife after returning from deployment Sept. 15, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Little Rock Airmen specialize in combat airlift and expeditionary support downrange. U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Poe
U.S. Navy
An air-cushion landing craft transits near the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea, Sept. 17, 2016. The Wasp is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Rawad Madanat
U.S. Navy
Aircraft CF-02, an F-35 Lightning II Carrier Variant attached to the F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force (ITF) assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 completes a flyover of the guided-missile destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). U.S. Navy photo by Andy Wolfe
U.S. Army
Two U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Special Operations Command-Europe, engage opposing forces at an objective during Jackal Stone 2016 in Tblisi, Georgia, Aug. 15, 2016. Jackal Stone 2016 is a bilateral Georgian, U.S. counter terrorism and crisis management exercise. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Marcus Fichtl
Army_2A Paratrooper from the 173rd Airborne Brigade prepares to land at Juliet Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Sept. 24. The brigade conducted an airborne operation with C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 86th Airlift Wing, stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Paolo Bovo

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