In the Top 6 of 25 schools named in Georgia with a Gold Designation

Albany, GeorgiaAlbany Technical College (ATC) has been awarded a 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School Gold Designation by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ®, Military Spouse, and Military Friendly ® brands. The 2021-2022 List of "Better for Veterans" institutions was identified across the country, and all participating schools were contacted in February informing them of their ranking. Twenty-Five colleges and universities in Georgia made the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® Schools final list, and only six were identified as Gold.

On February 23, 2021, Military Friendly announced that Albany Technical College achieved the Gold Ranking of being a military-friendly college in the Community College Division. This ranking is the highest-ranking that ATC has ever earned from this organization. Below is a link to the page where Albany Tech is noted on the Military Friendly website. 

https://www.militaryfriendly.com/albany-technical-college/#

Albany Technical College was judged based on our reporting survey information in six categories. ATC achieved 100% of the minimum standard on each category and exceeded the minimum in every standard. The extent ATC went beyond the minimum standard is noted as well. The College was within 10% overall of being ranked in the Top 10 schools.

"We are fully committed to the military families in our community offering Albany Technical College as a viable option for education, financial aid, employment assistance, and unique opportunities that exist here at the college," stated Dr. Anthony Parker, President at Albany Technical College.  

Continuing its mission to provide veterans and their spouses with the finest choices for post-secondary education, VIQTORY has released the 2021-2022 Military Friendly ® Schools list. Now in its 12th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. This prestigious list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using federal agencies' data sources and proprietary survey information from participating organizations. 

Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. This year 766 schools earned this prestigious designation. 

VIQTORY determined methodology, criteria, and weightings 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 scores with the assessment of the 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.

About Military Friendly ® Schools: 

The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. 

The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with an independent research firm's assistance and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly® Schools list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services performed by EY are limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology. 

The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.


 About VIQTORY

Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ® , Military Spouse, and Military Friendly ® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com .