BRANCHBURG - Raritan Valley Community College has been named to the coveted 2016 Military Friendly® Schools list by a company that helps veterans and their families transitioning from military to civilian life.
“Post-secondary institutions earning the 2016 Military Friendly School award have exceptionally strong programs for transitioning service members and spouses,” said Daniel Nichols, chief Product Officer of Victory Media, and a member of the Navy Reserve.
"Our Military Friendly Schools are truly aligning their military programs and services with employers to help students translate military experience, skills and training into successful careers after graduation.”
Approximately 115 military and veteran students currently receive benefits at RVCC. The College offers military members and veterans a streamlined admissions process with an on-site dedicated veteran advisor available throughout the admissions, testing and registration processes.
The College also offers an orientation program for new students with an additional orientation to discuss veteran benefits and resources. RVCC participates in TA, MYCAA, NJ National Guard Waiver, and GI Bill educational benefit programs.
Now in its seventh year, the Military Friendly Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities. RVCC also was named to the list in 2012.
The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.
The methodology used for making the Military Friendly Schools list has changed the student veteran landscape to one much more transparent, and has played a significant role over the past seven years in capturing and advancing best practices to support military students across the country.
Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering 10 categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.
Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success. In addition, data was independently tested by EY (Ernst & Young) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals.
RVCC will be showcased along with other 2016 Military Friendly Schools in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools, special education issues of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse Magazine, and on www.militaryfriendly.com.
Victory Media, based in Pittsburgh, is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects classrooms to careers for the nation’s next generation of professionals.
Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ.