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JCC Awarded Military Times Best Colleges 2018 Designation

Jefferson Community College (JCC) is honored to be acknowledged by Military Times in the Military Times Best Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. JCC is one of 218 schools that made the list and only one of three New York State community colleges recognized. Jefferson first received Best for Vets designation in 2017.

As with all Military Times rankings, Best Colleges 2018 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement. More than 600 colleges took part in this year’s detailed survey.

“This designation helps reaffirm the veterans’ services we offer are significant,” says Craig McNamara, JCC’s veteran services coordinator. “We are committed to being an advocate for veteran students, providing mentoring and tutoring support, offering dedicated space for veterans and bringing services directly to them.” 

Military Times’ annual Best Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on a campus. Military Times also factors in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments, as well as three Education Department sources: the IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database. Jefferson Community College ranked 14th out of 34 two-year schools that were recognized.

The rankings are published in a Military Times magazine sent to subscribers the week of November 20, 2017, as well as online at,,, and

Our rankings series includes Military Times Best: Colleges, Military Times Best: Franchises, Military Times Best: Places to Live and Best for Vets Employers.

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