Inver Hills Ranked #6 on Best for Vets

Military Times named Inver Hills Community College #6 on Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 for Two-Year Schools. Inver Hills is the only Minnesota State school to break the top 25 on this Best for Vets ranking, which reviews colleges nationwide. Dakota County Technical College is ranked #12 on Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2017. To learn more, read the article by Emily Zimmer in DCTC News.
“The Military Times Best for Vets distinction recognizes Inver Hills for its commitment to educating and providing opportunities to America’s veterans, service members and their families,” said Sue Flannigan, director of Veteran Services at the college. “We would not be a Best for Vets college without the support of our entire campus. Everyone plays a huge role in making this happen and I am extremely grateful.”

To learn more about Best for Vets, read “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 — new rankings of 175 schools” by George Altman for Military Times.

Excerpt from “Methodology | Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” by George Altman for Military Times

Best for Vets 2017We invited institutions of higher education across the U.S. to fill out a rigorous survey, numbering around 150 questions, about their operations involving current and former service members and their families. Those that identified themselves primarily as general education institutions were considered for these rankings. Those that identified as career and technical colleges were considered for Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2017.
To create the rankings, we evaluated colleges’ survey responses based on what veterans have told us is important to them, as well as on our own editorial judgment. We also factored in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments, as well as three Education Department sources: the IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database. Broadly speaking, institutions were evaluated in five categories: university culture, academic outcomes/quality, student support, academic policies, and cost and financial aid. While the value of each section was comparable, university culture and academic outcomes/quality were worth the most in the survey, and cost and financial aid was worth the least. Many factors other than those listed in the chart were considered when developing the rankings. (read more)

Veteran events and drives on campus

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

Sue Flannigan
Veteran Services Coordinator
Location: CC214

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