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BCC Tops in Best for Vets & Military Friendly Colleges

Burlington County College (BCC) is pleased to announce the College ranked number four in the nation for two-year colleges in Military Times magazine’s “Best for Vets: 2013” and earned a top spot in Military Advanced Education magazine’s “2013 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.” Earlier this year, BCC received the distinction as a “Military Friendly School” for 2013 by G.I. Jobs magazine. With more than 1,400 military and military-affiliated students, a dedicated Military Education and Veterans Services office, and a Military Education Center on the Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst, BCC is invested in its commitment to serve the military population.

According to the Military Times magazine article, more than 650 schools responded to the magazine’s “2013 Best for Vets: Colleges” survey, which consisted of nearly 150 questions. BCC was included in their list of 23 two-year colleges. The magazine also included rankings for four-year colleges, online-nontraditional colleges, and career and technical colleges.

As one of Military Advanced Education magazine’s top finishers, BCC will have a respectable presence in the December issue, which features the “2013 Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities.” Gwen Silverstein, the magazine’s associate publisher, wrote “[The] designation is more meaningful this year, because we rated the schools in four core categories: military culture, support services, financial aid and flexibility.”   

“BCC has consistently earned impressive rankings in military publications,” said Christine Ulch, Director of Military Education and Veteran Services at BCC. “We are proud to earn these distinctions. They represent the dedication of the entire BCC faculty and staff–many of whom have served themselves–and the College’s commitment to serving veterans, active military, reservists, and family members of the brave men and women in uniform.”

In 1973, BCC opened the Office of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance to the veteran population at the institution. BCC's Military Education and Veterans Services staff assists students with admissions, academic advising, assessment testing, counseling and registration and helps to increase awareness of the benefits available from the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

Since the early 1970s, the College has had a presence on the nearby Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst. Today, the Military Education Center, located in room 107 Building 3829, 4 School Road, offers programs designed to meet the busy lifestyle of active military members and their families, including seven and 10-week accelerated courses, weekend courses, and extensive distance education opportunities. BCC offers more educational programs than any other school on the base.