College only MnSCU school to break top 25
Military Times named Inver Hills Community College #3 on Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 for Two-Year Schools. Inver Hills is the only MnSCU school to break the top 25 on Best for Vets, which ranks colleges nationwide.
“Many thanks go out to our counselors, administration and faculty,” said Sue Flannigan, veterans services director at Inver Hills. “A special thank you goes out to Brenda Landes, lead counselor for veterans and Veterans Club advisor, Sally Dahlquist, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon chair, and Brianna Trembulak, who works in the Business Office assisting our veterans and military students and their families on campus. It takes a team to make this happen.”
Excerpt from “Best for Vets: Colleges 2016—our top 175 schools” by George Altman, Military Times staff writer
Among two-year schools, Nebraska’s Central Community College, Georgia Perimeter College, Inver Hills Community College in Minnesota, Clackamas Community College in Oregon and Northwestern Michigan College took the top spots.
As always, we used a rigorous, more-than-120-question survey to evaluate schools. In addition, newly released public data allowed us to consider more information, from more sources, than ever before as part of the process.
We pulled data from the Veterans Affairs Department, Defense Department and three Education Department databases for information on everything from veteran-related policies to average salaries after graduation.
More than a third of schools told us they’ve instituted priority registration policies, which tend mostly to be intended to help veterans get the classes they need to earn degrees before their education benefits run out.
But one school with such a policy noticed an unexpected benefit for the vet students registering for classes before anyone else.
“When they see that someone else has registered for a course in early registration, they know that it’s another veteran in that class,” said Sue Flannigan, veterans coordinator for Inver Hills Community College. That can help keep vets from feeling alone, while building a sense of community among the school’s veteran students.”
For more information about Veterans Services at Inver Hills, contact:
Veteran Services Coordinator
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For more information about Veteran Services at Inver Hills, contact:
Veteran Services Coordinator