Colorado Springs, Colo. – Dec. 2, 2015 – Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) ranks 17th among the top 25 colleges in the country for military and veteran students, according to Military Times’ annual assessment survey.

 Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges is an editorially independent news project which evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. More than 600 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey.

 The survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document the array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties – and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on campus. Military Times also factors in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments, as well as three Education Department sources.

 PPCC’s Military and Veterans Program provides support to active duty military, veterans and their family members, who currently make up 28 percent of PPCC’s student population. From the application process through graduation, it offers hands-on help with registration, program advising, paperwork processing and referral services to other departments and resources in the college and the community.

 ABOUT PIKES PEAK COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Pikes Peak Community College is in its 47th year of operation and has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1975. It is a two-year college offering 158 associate degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With three campuses and two military education centers in El Paso County, PPCC serves approximately 21,000 students annually.

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