MGCCC named 2014 Military Friendly School by Victory Media

October 29, 2013

Victory Media has named Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College a Military Friendly School for 2014.  Out of more than 12,000 colleges, universities and trade schools competing for the designation, MGCCC ranked in the top 15 percent, achieving the benchmark required for selection.

“We have had a strong relationship with the military for many years and value the opportunity to have an MGCCC presence at all of the military installations on the Coast. It is our privilege to serve the men and women who risk their lives to protect our freedom,” said Dr. Mary S. Graham, MGCCC president.

The 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools was compiled through extensive research and a free, data-driven, survey of more than 10,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. The survey results that comprise the 2014 list were independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board, which consists of educators from schools across the country. This year’s Military Friendly Schools list criteria also incorporate a survey of more than 4,000 actual student veterans. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at particular institutions based on peer reviews from current students.

“The competition for our 2014 Military Friendly Schools list was fierce, and as a result it has raised the already stringent criteria to a higher benchmark,” said Rich McCormack, president of Victory Media. “MGCCC is among the elite, demonstrating an avid interest in recruiting and retaining military students through their policies, efforts and results.”

Victory Media Inc. is a veteran-owned business that has led the industry in rating schools and other institutions for over a decade, surveying tens of thousands of institutions and adjudicating lists that capture best practices in recruitment and retention of military personnel. The list is published annually in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines.

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