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Fayetteville Technical Community College has been ranked as the fifth best Military Friendly® large community college in the nation for 2020-21.

The prestigious designation by the national Military Friendly® Schools Program affirms FTCC’s deep commitment to providing military members and veterans and their families with high-quality educational services that are affordable and convenient.

A wide range of classes and programs are available in a variety of settings, including on FTCC’s campuses, at Fort Bragg and online. The school awards appropriate credit for prior military learning and follows up with comprehensive services to meet the special educational needs of military personnel and their families.

FTCC’s All American Veterans Center, on the school’s main campus, provides educational assistance and support to veterans. The school’s Transition Tech program provides industry-focused training for military members who are preparing for civilian life.

The North Carolina Military Business Center, headquartered at FTCC, works to support the integration of highly skilled transitioning military personnel, family members and veterans into the state’s work force.

“FTCC is pleased to be recognized again nationally as one of the best Military Friendly colleges in the large community college ratings,” said Dr. Mark Sorrells, FTCC’s senior vice president for Academic and Student Services. “The College places a high priority on providing exceptional quality educational programs and support services to members of the military, veterans, and their families. We take pride in offering unique programs and services designed to address the needs of those who so valiantly serve and endure sacrifice to protect the freedoms we enjoy in America.”

The Military Friendly® Schools rankings are compiled each year by Viqtory, an independent media firm that promotes economic opportunities for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. The 2020-21 Military Friendly® Schools list will be included in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine, which is published by Viqtory, and is also available at www.militaryfriendly.com.

The ratings are based on extensive data from public sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Final ratings are 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.

More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-21 survey, with 695 earning the Military Friendly® designation.

The rankings also distinguish the top ten Military Friendly® schools in several categories, including large community colleges. Top ten schools, such as FTCC, are awarded gold status, as are those that score within 10 percent of the tenth-ranked school. Silver and bronze status is given to schools that score within 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively, of the tenth-ranked school.

To learn more about FTCC’s programs for the military and veterans, visit https://www.faytechcc.edu/military-veterans/.

Fayetteville Technical Community College was established in 1961 and serves over 38,000 students annually by providing over 280 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer and continuing education programs to meet the needs and desires of students and the community. Visit FTCC’s website at www.faytechcc.edu.