Colorado Springs–February 18, 2021– Pikes Peak Community College announced today that it has earned the 2021-2022 MilitaryFriendly® School bronze designation for the third year in a row for its support and success of its military affiliated students.
PPCC's specially trained counselors and advisors understand the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life and it has been serving the Colorado Springs military population since the mid- 1970's.
“PPCC's Military and Veterans Program is dedicated to provide support to active duty military, veterans and their family members, who currently make up 28 percent of PPCC’s student population,” said Paul DeCecco, PPCC’s Military and Veterans Programs director. “From the application process through graduation, we offers hands-on help with registration, program advising, paperwork processing and referral services to other departments and resources in the college and the community.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public datasources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation. More information can be found at: militaryfriendly.com.
Military Friendly® measured the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
"Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community.,” said Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®
For more information about PPCC's student veteran programs, visit ppcc.edu/miltary.
About Pikes Peak Community College
Established in 1968 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, PPCC offers associate degrees, certifications in career and technical fields and three bachelors’ degrees. With three campuses, various off-campus locations, two military education centers, and hundreds of online classes, PPCC provides access to a quality, affordable and flexible education to more than 20,000 students annually with both credit and non-credit classes.
About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
PPCC Communication Coordinator