JCC Continues To Rank Among Military Times’ Best for Vets Colleges
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JCC Continues To Rank Among Military Times’ Best for Vets Colleges

Published: January 30, 2024

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Jefferson Community College (JCC) has once again been recognized as a top choice for veterans, earning the prestigious “Best for Vets” college designation by Military Times. This distinction marks a consistent recognition for the College, a title it has proudly held since 2017.

"It is truly a privilege to support our nation’s veterans in their educational journey,” said Dr. Daniel J. Dupee, II, President.  “Our staff, many of whom are veterans or military spouses, are dedicated to providing exceptional support to those transitioning back to civilian life and preparing for employment following their military career. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve those who have served and appreciate Military Times’ recognition of our strong commitment to the military community here the in the North Country and beyond.” 

"We're immensely proud to receive the Best for Vets college designation by Military Times, reaffirming our dedication to supporting veteran students in achieving their academic goals,” said Clarissa Pol, Veteran Services Educational Planner. “Veterans bring valuable skills and experiences to our workforce, and through our assessment of prior learning upon enrollment, we ensure they can seamlessly integrate their expertise into their education and future careers."

For more than a decade, Military Times has conducted an extensive, editorially independent, objective study evaluating the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. The most significant weighting metrics determining the relative ranking of schools in the 2023 survey were student success factors (completion rates, retention rates, persistence, GPA, and graduation rates), followed closely by the range of military-specific resources and the level of financial assistance offered. Admissions and registration policies, human resources and assorted miscellaneous considerations also factor into the scoring rubric. Each school’s participation is voluntary. 

The Best for Vets: Colleges 2023 ranks are available online

About Military Times
Established in 1940, the Military Times digital platforms and print products are the trusted source for independent news and information for service members and their families. The military community relies on the Army Times, Marine Corps Times, Navy Times and Air Force Times for reporting on everything important to their lives, including: culture of their particular military service, pay, benefits, finance, education, health care, recreational resources, retirement, promotions, product reviews, and entertainment. Military Times is published by Sightline Media Group. 



Story by:

Pamela Dixon

Additional Information:

Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations

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