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WNCC in the Top 25 Best Two-Year Colleges for Vets

November 04, 2016
Western Nebraska Community College ranked among the Top 25 best two-year colleges in the United States for military veterans, according to the Military Times magazine this week. This is the seventh consecutive year WNCC has earned this designation.
More than 500 colleges completed a rigorous "Best for Vets" survey of nearly 150 questions about their operations involving service members and their families. These colleges were evaluated in five categories: university culture, academic outcomes/quality, student support, academic policies, and cost and financial aid, with university culture and academic outcomes bearing the most weight. 
Military Times evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans, and their families. It 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.
"We are so proud to be included in the 'Best for Vets' listing again this year," said Military and Veterans Affairs Director Chris Wolf. "We feel we have a wonderful place for veterans and their family members here at WNCC, and we are committed to providing the best services that we can while they pursue their college education."
The Military and Veterans Affairs Office at WNCC serves as a resource center and welcomes all military connected students and families. It also serves as the certification site for Veterans Administration educational benefits including the Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, Post-9/11 GI Bill, dependent benefits, National Guard and Reservists, and the MyCAA program for spouses. Support services provided to veterans include assistance with education benefits applications, college curriculum information, and academic advising in line with education benefits.
In 2010, WNCC was voted the #1 "Best for Vets" community college in the nation. For a full listing of "Best for Vets" schools, visit
For more information, contact the WNCC Military and Veterans Affairs Office at 308-635-6120 or email