Central Arizona College earns Military Friendly School designation

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Central Arizona College has earned the 2022-2023 Bronze Military Friendly School designation.

Institutions earning the 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.

The 2022-2023 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by Viqtory 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.

“We are honored to once again receive this designation,” stated Elizabeth Barrett, Military and Veteran’s Services School certifying official for CAC. “Central Arizona College remains dedicated to our veteran students and their families.”

“Military Friendly is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process,” said Kayla Lopez, national director of military partnerships for Military Friendly. “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.”

For information about Central Arizona College’s student veteran programs, visit https://centralaz.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/veteran-educational-benefits/ or contact: Elizabeth.Barrett@centralaz.edu

The Maricopa High School Air Force JROTC honor guard presents the colors at the Central Arizona College Veterans memorial ceremony at the Maricopa campus. Photo by Mason Callejas