Augusta Technical College Earns 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School Designation
Posted on Mar 08, 2022 at 10:00 AM
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Augusta Technical College Earns 2022-2023
Military Friendly® School Designation
Augusta, GA (March 8, 2022)
Augusta Technical College announced today that it has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School designation.
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.
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.
"For decades, Augusta Technical College has been committed to serving our military community" stated College President Dr. Jermaine Whirl. "In recent years, we have increased our resources and support services to better serve active duty, military dependents, and veterans. We're excited and honored to have our efforts recognized with this great designation."
“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent datadriven 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," stated Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®.
For more information about Augusta Technical College's student veteran programs, visit our website at augustatech.edu.
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. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
About Augusta Technical College
Augusta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, is a public postsecondary institution that provides academic and technical education, customized business and industry training, continuing education, student support, economic development, and adult education services to its service area (Burke, Columbia, Lincoln, McDuffie, and Richmond Counties) at a competitive financial value. Associate of Science Degrees, Associate of Applied Science Degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit are provided through traditional and distance delivery methods. For more information, visit augustatech.edu.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn
more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.
For further information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Kayla Lopez, Director of Military Partnerships
For press inquiries visit:
- Military Service Center
- Augusta CEO
- Press Release
- Kimberly Holden
- Director of Community Engagement & Public Affairs