NORFOLK, Neb. – Northeast Community College has earned recognition for its work assisting current members of the military and military veterans in their pursuit of higher education.
Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey with 747 earning the designation.
The 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and may be found at militaryfriendly.com.
Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by the marketing firm 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 response set and government/agency public data sources, within a logic-based scoring assessment.
The designation is based on an 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.
“We are again honored to be designated a Military Friendly college," said Amanda Nipp, Northeast's vice president of Student Services. "We understand that the transition from the military to civilian life is not always easy. Add to that the stresses of enrolling and succeeding in college, and our veterans may feel overwhelmed at times. Helping these individuals successfully make that transition is the least Northeast can do to thank them for their service to protect us and our secure freedoms.”
“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.”
For more information on Northeast’s student veteran programs, visit the College’s website at northeast.edu/records-and-registration/veterans or contact Karen Hoefler, assistant registrar, at