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TCC recognized again as “Best for Vets” institution

Tidewater Community College has again been recognized by Military Times as a “Best for Vets” institution. It’s the fourth time in six years the college has been listed among the top 10. The rankings were released this week.

TCC ranks third among all two-year colleges.

The Military Times rankings factor in the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military students’ success rates.

“We are honored to be named a ‘Best for Vets’ institution for 2016,” said Bruce Brunson, executive director of TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE). “We strive to be a one-stop shop for military, veterans and their families.”

The CMVE has more than 50 staff members working on the college’s four campuses and military bases who are dedicated to providing quality consolidated academic and career services to military-related students. Of the CMVE staff, 93 percent are veterans or spouses of an active service member.
The only other Virginia community college to be ranked is Southwest Virginia Community College at No. 25.
As with all “Best for Vets” rankings, “Best for Vets: Colleges 2016” is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that make an organization a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families.
The detailed survey requires schools to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to military and veteran students and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus.

“It’s been amazing to witness how colleges all across higher education have embraced service members and their families,” said Amanda Miller, editor of Military Times’ Best for Vets rankings and special editions. “Over the past six years of our surveys, we’ve seen so many schools first begin to foster – through new policies, services and dedicated facilities – and then nurture these wonderful communities.”

The rankings can be found on the Military Times website. They are published in full in the issues of Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times and Marine Corps Times on newsstands the week of Nov. 10; in the November issue of Military Times EDGE magazine; and online at, as well as,, and