KLAMATH FALLS — Klamath Community College is pleased to announce it has been recognized as a Military Friendly school for the 2021-22 academic year.

“KCC’s Veterans Services is continuously working to help veterans meet their academic goals. It is our mission to provide resources and assistance that will help ensure their academic success,” said KCC Veterans Services Director Tracy Heap. “Our services range from certifying Veterans Administration educational benefit funding to academic advising and advocating for students, both on campus and for military personnel across the United States. We take pride in our customer service and we have a strong commitment to veteran success.”

The Military Friendly designation, awarded by Viqtory Media, honors colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses, and to ensure their success on campus. This year, only eight Oregon institutions earned a Military Friendly designation.

Schools designated as Military Friendly are included in a list of designees that is provided to service members and their families to promote education opportunities that can better help them pursue a civilian career. It also helps military families make the best use of the GI Bill and other federal benefits and to find success in their chosen career fields.

KCC has supported Airmen in the pursuit of their CCAF degrees, which require completing 15 general education credits, since 2013. Airmen who complete a CCAF degree at KCC can also participate in “Base to Bachelor’s,” a program that allows active duty Airmen anywhere in the world to pursue a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Technology and Management at Oregon Tech or a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Business Administration at Eastern Oregon University.

“KCC’s partnerships with Oregon Tech and Eastern Oregon provide two very clear pathways for Airmen to achieve their advanced educational goals while still enlisted. We are proud to know our programs are helping enlisted men and women become more eligible for promotion in their careers,” said KCC President Dr. Roberto Gutierrez. Institutions that earn a Military Friendly designation are evaluated using public data sources and responses from surveys conducted by Viqtory Media. KCC’s final ratings were determined by combining survey scores with assessments that evaluated student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, degree advancement or transfer, and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

For more information about KCC’s commitment to supporting military students, visit http://www.klamathcc.edu/ Admissions/Military-Services.