SGTC earns Military Friendly® School designation
Published 2:52 pm Saturday, March 23, 2019
AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) with campuses in Americus and Cordele earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly ® designation by VIQTORY recently for its dedication to provide veterans and their spouses with the finest choices for post-secondary education.
“South Georgia Technical College is pleased to be included in the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list again this year,” said SGTC President John Watford, Ed.D. “South Georgia Technical College appreciates the sacrifices that our military personnel and their families have made for our country and we are proud to be able to provide them a supportive environment to continue their education.”
SGTC offers over 200 different associate degree, diploma, and technical certificate of credit programs. SGTC is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Now in its 10th 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. This prestigious list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information fromparticipating organizations.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using
both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the
school. This year 766 schools earned this prestigious designation.
The 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of
G.I. Jobs magazine.
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.
About Military Friendly ® Schools:
The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research
using public data sources for 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. Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and
advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the
Military Friendly® Schools list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services
performed by EY are were limited to advisory procedures and do not provide
assurance over the scoring methodology.
The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that
wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com .