BPCC, LA Tech earn Military Friendly School designation

Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) and Louisiana Tech University have both earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School designation.

It is the 8th consecutive year for BPCC and they are the only 2-year or 4-year college in Louisiana to earn the gold distinction.

“We are proud to serve our active duty and veteran students as well as their families and we’re extremely honored to be named a Military Friendly® college for the eighth year in a row,” said BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr. “Being named with a GOLD distinction shows our commitment to our nation’s heroes is serious and on-going.”

First published in 2009 by Viqtory, publisher of G.I. Jobs®, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse, Military Friendly® Schools is the most comprehensive, powerful resource for veterans today. Each year, the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members and their families, helping them select the best college, university, or trade school to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career. This prestigious list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies and proprietary survey information from participating organizations.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year 766 schools earned this prestigious designation.

Louisiana Tech earned the designation for the sixth consecutive year.

“Our University is enriched by the experiences of veterans, active-duty members of the military, and their families,” Tech President Dr. Les Guice said. “No matter where they are enrolled in classes, we are dedicated to providing an unparalleled educational experience.”

Late last year, Louisiana Tech partnered with the Bossier Parish Community College to open a Veterans Resource Center in the Academic Success Center in Bossier City. The facility provides resources for veterans and their families, and the collaboration increases veterans’ ability to earn two- and four-year degrees – as well as graduate degrees – close to home.

“This space is designed to help our veteran students connect with resources designed to ensure their success in school and while they transition into civilian life,” Guice said. “Not only are we committed to supporting our veterans during their enlistment, we want to make sure they are prepared to continue to make a positive impact on their communities when they graduate.”

Institutions earning the Military Friendly®​ ​School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year 766 schools earned this prestigious designation.

The Military Friendly rankings list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers.

The 2019-20 Military Friendly Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found online.