CCC named top college for veterans

Dec 29, 2017, 14:29 PM by CCC Staff

OREGON CITY - Military Times has once again named Clackamas Community College one of the best schools in the nation for veterans in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2018 rankings.

The colleges are ranked in three categories: four-year, two-year and online/nontraditional. Clackamas Community College ranked fourth nationwide for two-year colleges.

Military Times evaluates the many factors that make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans and their families. More than 600 colleges took part in this year’s survey.

“For the past eight years, we’ve seen colleges and universities consistently increasing their resources, revising their policies and improving their academic outcomes for military and veteran students,” Military Times Editor George Altman said. “The Military Times Best: Colleges rankings showcase the very best of these efforts.”

Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to meticulously document a tremendous array of services, special rules, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties; and to describe many aspects of veteran culture on campus. Institutions are evaluated in several categories, with university culture and academic outcomes bearing the most weight.

“Our veterans are an integral part of our student body here at Clackamas Community College,” CCC President Joanne Truesdell said. “Our VET Center often serves as the first point of contact for veterans and their families. Our staff and veteran student workers provide the continuity, connection and support they need. Additionally, our Military Families Scholarship Endowment provides much needed financial aid to initiate and sustain their academic goals.”

The CCC Foundation’s Military Families Scholarship Endowment ensures that area service men and women, and their families, have support when it comes to their education. The endowment funds scholarships fees and education support and learning.

In honor of President Truesdell’s dedication to veterans and her service to the college, the CCC Foundation is renaming the endowment to the Joanne Truesdell Military Families Scholarship Endowment. To learn more or to donate, visit

CCC is proud to serve veterans with a range of services, including the VET (Veterans Education and Training) Center on the Oregon City Campus, which is staffed with full-time veteran advocates. For more information about CCC’s Veteran Education and Training Center, call 503-594-3438 or email

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