Conway, SC - CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina's commitment to providing military veterans with an education has landed the school a national honor from G.I. Jobs Magazine.
School officials announced the university ranked among the top 15 percent of schools in the nation as a "Military-Friendly School" for 2011. The honor will lead CCU to be listed in the 2011 Guide to Military-Friendly Schools, an annual publication printed in September.
"This honor recognizes the university's continuing efforts toward a comprehensive package of support services for veteran students including the financial, academic, emotional and social elements that are essential to their success and ultimately their graduation from CCU," Provost Robert Sheehan said.
The Conway-based school supports a 15-member Student Veterans Association, in addition to a U.S. Army ROTC program and the Coastal Carolina University Veterans Association.
G.I. Job Magazine polled more than 7,000 schools across the country to compile its 2011 Guide to Military-Friendly Schools.
A total of 408 military students were enrolled at Coastal during the 2009-2010 school year, compared to 219 in 2008-2009.