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“BEST COLLEGES FOR VETERANS”
MILITARY TIMES EDGE PUTS TCC NO. 1 IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES,
NO. 11 IN TOP 100 INSTITUTIONS
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Oct. 12, 2010) – A national magazine, Military Times Edge, has ranked Tidewater Community College No. 1 among community colleges and No. 11 among the top 100 colleges and universities in its survey of the nation’s “best colleges for veterans.” No other community college is listed in the top 25.
The October edition of Military Times Edge, part of the Military Times family of newspapers, features an article and listing of the best colleges for veterans, based on a first-such survey by the popular publication.
This spring, TCC also ranked No. 1 among community colleges in the country for the number of veterans enrolled using the Post-9/11 GI Bill and in the top five among all higher education institutions, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
In a different survey earlier this year, Military Times Edge ranked TCC among the top 20 most popular colleges and universities where active-duty troops use tuition assistance (Article PDF), and GI Jobs magazine recognized TCC as a Military Friendly School.
Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System. The college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit www.tcc.edu.