PINAL COUNTY, AZ – March 21, 2022 – Central Arizona College has earned the 2022-2023 Bronze Military Friendly® School designation.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.
The 2022-2023 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.
Elizabeth Barrett, CAC Military & Veteran’s Services School Certifying Official stated, “We are honored to once again receive this designation. Central Arizona College remains dedicated to our Veteran students and their families.”
“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunity for the Military Community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.” Said Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®.
For more information about Central Arizona College’s student veteran programs visit
https://centralaz.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/veteran-educational-benefits/ or contact: Elizabeth.Barrett@centralaz.edu
For further information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Central Arizona College
Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing
Kayla Lopez, Military Friendly National Director of Military Partnerships
— www.centralaz.edu –
About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive
research using public data sources from more than 8,800 schools nationwide,
input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven
Military Friendly® Schools 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 survey is administered for free and is open to
all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for
consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small
business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian
employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I.
Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part
of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept. of Defense or any federal government
entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.