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

Sue Flannigan
Veteran Services Coordinator
Location: CC214

Photo attributions

Minnesota National Guard
Soldiers with the Minnesota National Guard’s C Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry Regiment mark their departure for a 9-month peacekeeping deployment to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during a send-off event in Winona, Minn. July 8, 2016. The Red Bulls will provide support to the Multi-National Force and Observers mission of supervising the implementation of the security provisions of the Egyptian-Israeli Treaty of Peace. Minnesota National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Ben Houtkooper
U.S. Marines
Sgt. Maxwell McCants talks with Maldivian National Defense Force Support Service members after their annual rifle qualification on Girifushi, Maldives, Jan. 16, 2014. Marines with U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific were observing the training evolution and learning MNDF tactics, techniques and procedures in preparation for an upcoming training event with the Maldivian Marine Corps. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Pete Thibodeau
U.S. Marines
Lance Cpl. Eleanor H. Roper (right), a Monroe, Wis., native and field radio operator with Ragnarok Company, 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, pulls a Marine Corps Cold Weather Infantry Kit, or MCCWIK sled up a slope during a field exercise aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, Bridgeport, Calif., Jan. 31, 2014. The MCCWIK allows service members to move equipment over snow-covered terrain that vehicles are unable to traverse. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Sullivan Laramie
U.S. ArmyA U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to 2d Cavalry Regiment, provides security using his M240B machine gun during a unit reconnaissance patrol, part of Allied Spirit IV, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 20, 2016. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner
U.S. ArmyA U.S. Army infantryman, assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, rides in the gunner position of a Stryker armored vehicle during a parade welcoming the Soldiers to the city of Brasov, Romania, May 14, 2015 during the unit’s Cavalry March, part of ‪‎Operation Atlantic Resolve. Operation Calvary March was a two-day, 400 kilometer movement across Romania, from Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base to the Cincu Training Center, involving nearly 100 combat vehicles and more than 300 Soldiers. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner
U.S. Coast Guard
An MH-65 “Dolphin” helicopter flies in front of the U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, July 30, 2015. The photo is a recreation of the U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp created by William S. Phillips, an aviation artist. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Auxiliarist David Lau
U.S. Coast Guard
Fireman Corinne Lee and Petty Officer 3rd Class Alan Freedman get underway for a night patrol off of Block Island, R.I., Aug. 20, 2014. The crew of three (Petty Officer 3rd Class Will Holz not pictured) is responsible for standing up the temporary life saving station on the island. Taking a 45-foot response boat medium and food for a few days, the young crew is tasked with staffing the station house, cooking meals for themselves and going on search-and-rescue missions. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross RuddellU.S. Air Force
Maj. Curtis Doughtery, a slot pilot for the Thunderbirds, banks right over the Rocky Mountains after being refueled in flight by a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., May 21, 2015. The KC-135 was one of two McConnell tankers providing cross-country air refueling support for the Thunderbirds. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson
U.S. Air Force
Senior Airman Hope Poialii leads the flag detail at an honor guard graduation ceremony March 4, 2015, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 12 Airmen graduated from the course. The graduation performance included a flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. Poialii is assigned to the 96th Medical Services Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.
U.S. Navy
Quartermaster 2nd Class Nyzherelle Wilson, left, from Orangeburg, S.C., conducts training with Quartermaster Seaman Fayden Cunningham, from Bloomfield, N.J., on the bridge of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). Mustin is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Flewellyn
U.S. Navy
The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) participates in a simulated straits transit. The Essex ARG consists of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the San Antonio-class transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23), and the Whidbey Island-class amphibious landing dock ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47). Essex is underway conducting an amphibious squadron and Marine expeditionary unit integration training exercise with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) in preparation for an upcoming deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Christopher B. Janik

U.S. Army
U.S. Army
U.S. Army Pfc. Alexander Padilla assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, guards the perimeter of Combat Outpost Achin, with his K9, Bruno Seven, in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan , Nov. 5, 2011. DoD photo by Spc. Ken Scar, U.S. Army

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