Savannah Technical College Ranked # 1 Military Spouse Friendly Schools in the United States for 2021-2022
Savannah Technical College was ranked # 1 in the 2021-2022 Military Spouse Friendly® Schools Assessment of Small Community Colleges. The Military Friendly® Schools survey is the longest and most comprehensive review of college and university investments in serving military and veteran students.
The top 25% of Military Friendly® Schools have received the Military Spouse Friendly® Schools Rankings based on best practices, results, and effective programs for military spouses. Institutions with the Military Friendly® School designation were assessed using both public data sources and proprietary survey responses.
As the military’s wife, Corrine Ramos benefited from STC’s advice on military funding and financial aid. Through the STC Military Coordinator, Ramos learned about the benefits of MyCAA for military spouses. She also applied for and received military scholarships from the Landings Military Family Relief Fund and STC’s Military Freedom Fund to purchase tools and insurance.
Ramos graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene Science from Savannah Tech in the spring of 2021. As a student, she worked as an Implants Coordinator for Southeastern Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates. After graduation, she was promoted to a full-time patient care technician position. She plans to continue her education next year with the ultimate goal of becoming a registered nurse. Her husband is an Apache Mechanic (E6) who completed STC’s Advanced Aviation Maintenance program in Spring 2020.
In the previous academic year, the College exceeded Military Friendly® benchmarks in each category to achieve this ranking. It scored 100% in every category including Academic Policy / Compliance, Admissions / Orientation, Culture / Engagement, Financial Aid / Assistance, Graduation / Career and support / retention of military students.
The college has the largest number of military-affiliated enrollments in the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). One in four STC students is a veteran, active duty member, or dependent / military spouse. For the past four years, the College has been ranked among the top public technical and vocational colleges of veterinarians in the United States by Military Times.
The College waives all mandatory general fees for active duty members using tuition assistance. Other services Savannah Tech provides to veterans include workshops and grants. The College has several scholarships for students affiliated with the military. This includes scholarships that provide top-up funding to service members with members of the U.S. Coast Guard, a Freedom Fund to provide need-based scholarship assistance for soldiers, veterans, and spouses, and a scholarship that supports Military Spouses of Savannah Tech is funded by The Landings Military Family Relief Fund.
The list of Military Friendly® 2021-22 schools is available at www.militaryfriendly.com. The methodology, criteria and weights were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Board of independent leaders from the higher education and military recruiting community. Final scores were determined by combining the institution’s survey response set and government / agency public data sources, in a logic-based scoring assessment. The assessment measures the institution’s ability to meet the thresholds for student retention, graduation, placement, loan repayment, persistence (advancement or transfer of diploma) and default rate for all students, especially veteran students.
About Military Friendly®: The Military Friendly® Schools List is created annually based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, feedback from veteran students and responses to the exclusive Military Friendly® Schools survey based on data from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the help of an independent research firm and an advisory board of educators and employers. The survey is administered free of charge and is open to all post-secondary schools who wish to participate. The criteria for consideration are available on www.militaryfriendly.com
Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campuses in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. Serving over 10,000 credited and uncredited students each year, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different educational programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences, in addition to adult education, industry-specific training and continuing education. . The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering business and personalized training and assessment programs for business and industry.