PPSC Earns Highest Military Friendly® School Designation Page Title

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Pikes Peak State College has earned the Gold Designation as No. 2 in the Top Ten Schools for all Large Community Colleges for 2022-2023, the highest designation that Military Friendly® Schools has.

PPSC's specially trained counselors and advisors understand the challenges of transitioning from military to civilian life because most of them have done just that, and PPSC has been serving the Colorado Springs military population since the mid- 1970's. 

 “PPSC's Military and Veterans Program is dedicated to provide support to active duty military, veterans and their family members, who currently make up about a quarter of PPSC’s student population,” said Paul DeCecco, PPSC’s Military and Veterans Programs director. “From the application process through graduation, we offers hands-on help with registration, program advising, paperwork processing and referral services to other departments and resources in the college and the community.” 

“I’m so proud of our team,” said PPSC President Lance Bolton. “I’ve seen the work that goes into their efforts toward military and veteran success, and I’ve seen the results in these successful students joining the workforce. This award serves as a wonderful reminder and affirmation of that stellar work.”
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard. More information can be found at: militaryfriendly.com

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.” - Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®. 

For more information about PPSC's student military and veteran programs, visit ppcc.edu/mvp

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About Military Friendly® Schools: 
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources from more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. 

About PPSC

Established in 1968 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, PPSC offers associate degrees, certifications in career and technical fields and three bachelors’ degrees. With three campuses, various off-campus locations, two military education centers, and hundreds of online classes, PPSC provides access to a quality, affordable and flexible education to more than 17,500 students annually with both credit and non-credit classes.

CATEGORY: Large community college, STATUS: Top Ten
1. Fayetteville Technical Community College | Large community college | Top Ten
2. Pikes Peak State College | Large community college | Top Ten
3. Southwestern Illinois College | Large community college | Top Ten
4. Gwinnett Technical College | Large community college | Top Ten
5. Middlesex College | Large community college | Top Ten
6. Central Texas College - Killeen | Large community college | Top Ten
7. Houston Community College | Large community college | Top Ten
8. San Juan College | Large community college | Top Ten
9. Gateway Technical College | Large community college | Top Ten
10. City Colleges Of Chicago-Harold Washington College | Large community college | Top Ten