Front Range Community College is a Military Friendly® School, ranked No. 2 in the country in the large community college category, according to the website militaryfriendly.com.
The designation recognizes a school’s “commitment, effort, and success in creating sustainable and meaningful benefit for the military community”—including active duty, guard, veterans, and military spouses.
Military Friendly® takes data from public sources, its own survey, and personal data from veterans themselves in creating the designation. Its results are audited by the accounting firm Ernst and Young.
The review measures academic policies and compliance, admissions and orientation, culture and commitment, financial aid and assistance, graduation and career, and military student support and retention. In all categories, FRCC exceeded the standards Military Friendly® sets.
“FRCC Veteran Services provides numerous specialized services and support to veterans, eligible dependents, active duty service members, members of the Selected Reserve, and Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) recipients, tailored to meet students’ experience and challenges,” Military Friendly® reports. “Each campus has a dedicated Veteran Service Advisor (VSA) to assist veterans with their transition to college, both academically and socially, along with a dedicated School Certifying Official (SCO) to ensure that veterans benefits are properly awarded in a timely manner.”
FRCC President Andy Dorsey commended the college Veteran Services staff
— and all faculty and staff— for a college-wide commitment to supporting military veterans and spouses. “We are all committed to helping veterans and active duty military secure rewarding careers and position themselves for successful futures,” Dorsey said. “We also are committed to upholding the high standards that Military Friendly® measures.”
Military Friendly® is owned and operated by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 137,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities. The System Office provides leadership, advocacy and support to the colleges under the direction of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE).