MiraCosta College Honored as a Military Friendly School

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Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named MiraCosta College to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list.

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In the past 10 years, MiraCosta College has experienced a 150 percent increase in veteran enrollment and anticipates serving even more student veterans over the next few years.

Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows MiraCosta College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students.

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named MiraCosta College to the 2013 Military Friendly Schools list. This list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools doing the most to ensure America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses are successful at college.

“Inclusion on the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools shows MiraCosta College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, Director for G.I. Jobs and Vice President at Victory Media. “As interest in education grows, we’re thrilled to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

In the past 10 years, MiraCosta College has experienced a 150 percent increase in veteran enrollment and anticipates serving even more student veterans over the next few years. Currently, approximately 1,740 active-duty military and veterans and an additional 1,030 military dependents attend the college each semester.

“We are proud of our student veterans, and we continually seek to enhance the services we provide for those who have served our country,” said MiraCosta College Superintendent/President Dr. Francisco Rodriguez. “These students have unique characteristics and needs that MiraCosta College is able to better meet thanks to our college veterans programs.”

The Military Friendly Schools media and website feature the list, interactive tools and search functionality to help military students find the best schools to suit their unique needs and preferences. The 1,739 colleges, universities, and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience.

“At MiraCosta College, we believe that in addition to offering classes, it is our responsibility to recognize the particular needs of our veterans, including those who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury,” said Gilbert Hermosillo, MiraCosta College’s dean of admissions and student support.

A full story and detailed list of 2013 Military Friendly Schools will be highlighted in the annual G.I. Jobs Guide to Military Friendly Schools, distributed in print and digital format to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel in early October. Survey methodology is available at http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/Article/methodology-press-kit.

For more information about MiraCosta College and its veterans programs and services, call 760.757.2121 x6285, or go to http://www.miracosta.edu/veterans.

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