EPCC Sets the Gold Standard for Work with Military Students
September 14, 2023, Moon Township, Pennsylvania – El Paso Community College (EPCC) was recognized with a 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School Gold designation by VIQTORY. Now in its 13th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses.
“EPCC is committed to providing targeted support to veterans, military members and their families including clearing roadblocks to registration, developing clear pathways for degree or program completion, enhancing career exploration and improving networks for course acceptance and transfer,” Dr. William Serrata, EPCC President, said.
El Paso Community College proudly serves over 3,000 service members, veterans and their families. EPCC’s mission is to serve students in the most effective and efficient way possible so they may achieve their educational goals.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Schools Awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey. To achieve Gold status, EPCC’s score was within 10% of the 10th ranked for their leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in higher education. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey responses and government/agency public data sources within a logic-based assessment. We measure their ability to meet thresholds for Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Repayment, Persistence, and Loan Default rates for all students and specifically, for student veterans.
Visit www.militaryfriendly.com for complete information and www.militaryfriendly.com/el-paso-community-college for the full report on EPCC.