01 01 military e1613598945137Fayetteville Technical Community College has been named a Top Ten Military Friendly School in the 2021-22 national rankings by Viqtory, an independent media firm that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities. FTCC ranked ninth among large community colleges.

More than 1,200 institutions participated in Viqtory’s annual survey to determine its 2021-22 list of Military Friendly Schools. Of the participants, 747 schools earned the Military Friendly designation.

Viqtory also determines the top ten schools in categories such as large community colleges and awards gold status both to the top ten and to other institutions within 10 percent of the tenth-ranked school. FTCC has been among the top ten in its category for several years.

“We are delighted to be recognized again as one of the nation's top Military Friendly institutions,” said FTCC President Dr. Larry Keen. “Fayetteville Technical Community College has a longstanding commitment to helping members of the military and their families. We continually appreciate the safety and security that they provide for each of us in this country. We’re pleased to be able to provide them with exceptional educational opportunities that are also affordable and convenient.”

The methodology, criteria and weightings for the annual Military Friendly list were determined by Viqtory with input from an advisory council of independent leaders in higher education and the military recruitment community.

Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey response set and public data from government and agency sources, within a logic-based scoring assessment. Institutions are measured on their 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.

The 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools list will be included in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, which is published by Viqtory. The list is also available at militaryfriendly.com.

FTCC has a wide range of classes and programs are available in a variety of settings, including on FTCC’s campuses, at Fort Bragg and online. FTCC awards appropriate credit for prior military learning and follows up with comprehensive services to meet the special educational needs of military personnel and their families.

FTCC’s All American Veterans Center, on its Fayetteville campus, provides educational assistance and support to veterans. The College’s Transition Tech program provides industry-focused training for military members who are preparing for civilian life.

To learn more about FTCC’s programs for the military and veterans, visit https://www.faytechcc.edu/military-veterans/

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