news-article - Coastal Carolina University
In This Section

CCU named top military-friendly college for fifth year

March 7, 2014

Coastal Carolina University has been designated a “Military-Friendly School” by G.I. Jobs Magazine for the fifth consecutive year.

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 2014 Guide to Military Friendly Schools and in an online listing at

CCU offers the following services and activities in support of military students and veterans:

• A U.S. Army ROTC program that has more than tripled its participation level in just three years. Seventy students are enrolled in the fall program.

• CCU's Center for Military and Veterans Studies records and preserves the oral histories 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 currently 135 student veterans enrolled at CCU.

The 1,868 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. More than 10,000 schools were considered nationwide.