Pikes Peak State College makes "Best for Vets: Colleges" list

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Press Release: Sept. 13, 2022

Pikes Peak State College made the 2022 Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges list. It ranked 6th in the country for two-year schools and 47th overall.

Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges is the most comprehensive ranking of schools for military service members and veterans.

Military and veteran affiliated students make up 28% of Pikes Peak State College students and it has been serving them since the college's inception in 1968. PPSC has made a huge investment in its military and veteran student body by offering an entire student services department focused on the success of its military and veteran students. 

"I couldn't be prouder of the work our staff does to support our military and veteran population. They come to us with a unique set of challenges and we are there at every turn to get them the answers they need to be successful students," said Paul DeCecco, Military & Veterans Programs director. 

This year’s Best for Vets: Colleges survey included responses from more than 300 schools that answered more than 70 questions on their services and programs specific to military students—whether active-duty, veteran or families and dependents of service members.

Student success metrics (completion, retention, persistence, GPA) are the most important factor in determining the relative ranking of schools on this year’s list, followed closely by the range of military-specific resources and the level of financial assistance they offer. Admissions and registration policies, human resources and assorted miscellaneous considerations also factor into the scoring rubric.

About Pikes Peak State's Military & Veterans Programs
The Department of Military & Veterans Programs (DMVP) provides veterans, active-duty military members, and their dependents with academic support to assist them in achieving their academic goals. Services include GI Bill® support, tuition assistance support, academic advising, networking activities, mentoring, and a dedicated veteran services center. 

Providing students with the resources needed to make a successful transition to a post-secondary environment is paramount to the DMVP’s mission. Its locations include a traditional on-campus presence at PPSC’s Centennial and Rampart Range Campuses, as well as locations at Peterson Space Force Base and Fort Carson Army Post.