SCTCC ranked 5th in 2018 Best for Vets list

Best for Vets 2018 SCTCC
January 2, 2018

SCTCC is excited to announce that it is ranked fifth on the Military Times’ “Best for Vets: Career & Technical College 2018” list.

The annual, nationwide list is compiled after colleges take part in a detailed survey for a chance to be recognized in the publication’s rankings. The Military Times also analyzes federal data and compares key metrics from the Education Dept., Veterans Affairs Dept. and Defense Dept. in choosing which schools are best for veterans looking to further their education. Institutions are evaluated in five categories, listed from most to least important: culture, student support, academic outcomes/quality, academic policies and cost/financial aid.

The list focuses on helping veterans find schools that provide small classes, individual help and degrees they can earn quickly that will result in high-paying jobs. SCTCC received four stars in GI Bill® gap coverage and extracurriculars; those high ratings combined with small class sizes helped SCTCC maintain a high ranking this year.

“SCTCC is consistently ranked highly on the Best for Vets list, and we owe that to our dedicated faculty and staff who go out of their way to make veterans feel welcome on their academic pathway to success,” said Interim President Lori Kloos.

For the full “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges 2018” list and survey methodology, visit

More than 180 military veterans are currently enrolled at SCTCC. Veterans who are interested in enrolling at SCTCC should contact Anita Baugh at 320-308-5936 or, or visit for more information.

Military Times an independent source for Service Members and their families for news and information on the most important issues affecting their careers and personal lives. Military Times is published by Sightline Media Group. Throughout its history, the company has a strong heritage and tradition of meeting the highest standards of independent journalism and has expanded with publications serving all branches of the U.S. military, the global defense community, the U.S. federal government, and several special interest, defense-oriented industry sectors.

Kate Wallace