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Collin College Named To Victory Media’s 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List

Collin College Named Military Friendly School for 2016Jan. 6, 2016 – Collin College has been named a 2016 Military Friendly® School byVictory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country which are doing the most to embrace military students and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation. Inclusion in the list is based on a survey of each institution’s policies and practices including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes and military spouse policies. The full 2016 Military Friendly® Schools list is available at .  

“Collin College takes pride in its role of supporting our nation’s service men and women in their transition to college. The college offers a variety of resources and academic services to our student veterans to assist them in meeting their educational goals,” Collin College Executive Vice President Brenda Kihl said.

Collin College operates a Veterans Resource Center (, which offers information on financial aid, Veterans Affairs education benefits, personal counseling and membership in the Student Veterans of America. The resource page also offers a convenient portal for Collin College students to access external resources and community partners.

The district’s efforts also extend into the classroom, with veteran-centered courses offered each semester. The classes are “military-friendly” with professors who are aware of special circumstances such as impending deployment of students, IRR status, VA regulations and GI Bill education benefits.

Collin College served more than 1,300 veterans in Fiscal Year 2014.

The district serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.