North Central Missouri College has earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to veterans and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.
“NCMC is proud to receive this recognition and particularly proud that our entire campus community plays a part in supporting our veteran students on a daily basis,” said Dr. Kristen Alley, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs. “We attribute this designation to the strong support system we have in place for students and the collaborative spirit on campus. Ultimately, our success is measured in the success of our students and we appreciate them in making the choice to attend NCMC to continue their education.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from Victory Media’s proprietary survey. Student survey data was also taken into consideration for the designation.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Victory Media with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of 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.
Dr. Lenny Klaver, President stated, “We are pleased to again be recognized as a Military Friendly School. At NCMC, we value our soldiers and veterans, holding them in high esteem for their service to our country. Creating access and training for transitioning back to civilian life is one of the ways to show such appreciation. Honoring them with welcoming arms, thanking them for their contributions to keeping the U.S. and world safe, and assisting soldiers, past and present, to continue a track toward virtuous and noble lives is a responsibility we take seriously.”
Founded in 2001, Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities.