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Washington community colleges named military friendly schools

10/10/2012

Twenty-eight Washington community and technical colleges, including Edmonds Community College, are among the top military friendly schools in the nation, according to G.I. Jobs magazine.

News via Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Twenty-eight Washington community and technical colleges are among the top military friendly schools in the nation according to G.I. Jobs magazine. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list released this week honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, and trade schools that do the most to ensure the success of military service members, veterans, and spouses.

G.I. Jobs magazine compiled the list through research and data-driven analysis of surveys from more than 12,000 schools nationwide, along with a survey of more than 3,000 student veterans. The results were independently audited by national accounting giant Ernst & Young. Washington’s community and technical colleges were among only 1,739 schools nationwide to make the list.

Washington community colleges on the Military Friendly Schools list are: Bellevue, Big Bend, Cascadia, Centralia, Clark, Clover Park, Columbia Basin, Edmonds, Everett, Grays Harbor, Green River, Lower Columbia, North Seattle, Olympic, Peninsula, Pierce, Shoreline, Skagit Valley, South Puget Sound, South Seattle, Spokane, Spokane Falls, Tacoma, Wenatchee Valley and Whatcom. Also on the list are Bates and Bellingham technical colleges, and the Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

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About the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges:

The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is led by a Governor-appointed board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, nearly 500,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education. Visit SBCTC.edu.

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