GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Veterans have given of themselves, risking everything for the sake of our country and well-being, and for that sacrifice, there is not thanks enough. When it comes to going to college and getting their higher education after their service is over, many, many colleges offer benefits and programs for veterans to help ease the financial burden as well as the mental and physical transition into college life after the military.
Anne Velusa, research editor at OnlineCollegePlan.com, has taken great care in researching schools to find those which offer veterans the best quality education, highest retention and graduation rates veterans and military members, and highest salaries within 6 years of graduation. The end result of this research is "Top 20 2-Year Colleges for Veterans" (http://www.onlinecollegeplan.com/veterans-2-year-colleges/). The full methodology is disclosed in the ranking.
Texas is represented by the following three institutions, Central Texas College in Killeen (6), Collin College in McKinney (14) and San Jacinto College in Pasadena (20)
Massachusetts also has three colleges in the ranking with Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill (11), MassBay in Wellesley Hills (15), and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner (16).
Nebraska has two colleges recognized in this ranking, and they are Central Community College - Nebraska in Grand Island (1) and Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff (18).
Also appearing twice in the ranking is the state of Washington with Pierce College in Lakewood (9) and Shoreline Community College in Shoreline (7)
Two California recognized in this top 20 are Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley (12) and Pasadena City College in Pasadena (10)
The full ranking in descending order is as follows:
20. San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX
19. Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, UT
18. Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, NE
17. Southwest Virginia Community College in Cedar Bluff, VA
16. Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA
15. Massachusetts Bay Community College in Wellesley Hills, MA
14. Collin College in McKinney, TX
13. Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, CO
12. Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, CA
11. Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA
10. Pasadena City College in Pasadena, CA
9. Pierce College in Lakewood, WA
8. Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY
7. Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, WA
6. Central Texas College in Killeen, TX
5. Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, OR
4. Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ
3. Inver Hills Community College in Inver Grove Heights, MN
2. Perimeter College at Georgia State University in Decatur, GA
1. Central Community College - Nebraska in Grand Island, NE