Hawkeye Community College Earns Military Friendly®, Military Spouse Friendly® Designations

posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 in  College News

WATERLOO—Hawkeye Community College announced today that it has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School and Military Spouse Friendly® School designations.

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.

In addition, the 346 schools on the Military Spouse Friendly® School list have instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. They have constructed their admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. There are flexible learning options and degree continuation programs that are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.

The 2022- 2023 Military Friendly® Schools list is published in the May and October issues of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

“We're very honored to see our efforts recognized this year at the silver award level and for our military spouses,” said Jeremy Rosel, veterans services coordinator at Hawkeye Community College. “Our campus community came together to offer new services and we engaged with Hawkeye supporters to offer more scholarships and resources than ever before.”

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.

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process,” said Kayla Lopez, national director of military partnerships for Military Friendly®. “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.”

For more information about Hawkeye’s student veteran programs, visit Hawkeye’s website at www.hawkeyecollege.edu/veterans.


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