SAN ANGELO, TX – Howard College has announced it has been selected as one of the top 5 Military Friendly Schools in the country for 2021. Over 1,200 schools were evaluated during this process.
Howard College is one of 162 schools recognized with the “Gold” status and the only Texas school recognized in the Top 10 Small Community College category. The prestigious designation is earned after a thorough selection process that uses public data sources and survey responses.
"We are proud to support our veteran and active duty students and their family members. Howard College is about learning, earning, and life,” said Cheryl T. Sparks, Howard College President. It is an honor to be part of their journey.”
The organization looks at student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer), and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to consistently evolve and invest in their programs," said - Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly. "Schools who achieve designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources, and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community."