Coastal Carolina University has been designated a "Military-Friendly School" by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the second year in a row.
This honor places CCU in the top 20 percent of all schools nationwide as a university committed to educating military veterans. CCU will be included in a listing in the 2011 Guide to Military Friendly Schools, which publishes this month, as well as an online listing at MilitaryFriendlySchools.com.
"Coastal Carolina University is very open to veterans and offers a number of program in support of veteran students," said Robert Sheehan, provost and senior vice president for academic and student affairs at CCU.
CCU offers the following services and activities in support of military students and veterans:
* A U.S. Army ROTC program that has nearly tripled its participation level in just two years. Forty-five students are currently enrolled in the program.
* CCU's Center for Military and Veterans Studies records and preserves the oral history of South Carolina veterans for the Library of Congress.
* Student Veterans of CCU, a student organization, assists students by providing an initial point-of-contact information center for military students.
* Coastal Carolina University Veterans Association includes almost 100 current or retired faculty and staff as well as alumni who have served honorably in any branch of the military, active/reserve or National Guards.
There are current 212 student veterans enrolled at CCU.
The 1,518 colleges and universities on this year's list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans clubs, and other services to those who serves. More than 8,000 schools were considered nationwide.