Wor-Wic Earns Military Spouse Friendly Designation

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For the fifth year in a row, Wor-Wic Community College was named a Military Spouse Friendly School by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned company whose mission is to assist military personnel transitioning to a civilian life. Earlier this year, Wor-Wic also received gold-level recognition as an overall Military Friendly School.

“Wor-Wic understands and appreciates the unique role which military spouses contribute when serving our nation. Military spouses face many of the same challenges as their active duty service member. So it’s important to provide the family members with the same level of academic support services while they attend Wor-Wic,” said Fred Howard, director of veterans services at Wor-Wic.

An average of 300 students from veterans, active-duty members, National Guard, reservists and their eligible family members – including spouses – are enrolled at Wor-Wic every year. The college has been named a Military Friendly School for the past 11 years.

Institutions earning the 2022-2023 Military Spouse Friendly School designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Methodology, criteria and weightings were determined by VIQTORY, the publisher of Military Spouse magazine, 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 retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence and loan default rates for all students and specifically for student veterans.

“Schools that achieve this designation show true commitment and dedication in their efforts. Our standards assist schools by providing a benchmark that promotes positive educational outcomes, resources and support services,” said Kayla Lopez, national director of military partnerships for the Military Friendly organization.