SVCC named to Victory Media’s 2016 Military Friendly® Schools List

Published 11:46 am Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Southside Virginia Community College announced today that it has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds, and publisher of “G.I. Jobs®,” “STEM JobsSM” and “Military Spouse.”

Now in its seventh year, the original, premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, datadriven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly® School title by completing a survey of over 100 questions covering ten categories, including military support on campus, graduation and employment outcomes and military spouse policies.

Survey responses were scored against benchmarks across these key indicators of success.

In addition, data was independently tested by EY (Ernst & Young) based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media with guidance from an independent Advisory Board of higher education and recruiting professionals.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.

For more information about SVCC’s commitment to the military, contact Dean W. Schwartz at