CCU’s status as a Military Friendly School rises
For the first time, Coastal Carolina University has earned a Bronze distinction rating as a Military Friendly School from Victory Media, a veteran-owned communication and marketing firm that ranks schools and businesses according to their commitment to veteran and military personnel.
The Bronze distinction is given to institutions that have exceptional military/veteran programs, and the award is designed to showcase their dedication, according to the criteria outlined by Victory Media. Only three other four-year higher education institutions in the state have a Bronze distinction.
CCU has received a Military Friendly School designation every year since 2011. Organizations named to this list have met a standard that measures commitment, effort and success in creating sustainable and meaningful opportunity for the military community, which includes active duty, reserve and guard service members, veterans and military spouses.
Last year, CCU was named to the 2018 list of Most Affordable Military-Friendly Online Colleges, one of only 60 institutions nationally and the only one in South Carolina to be included.
CCU ROTC Color Guard
In 2017, CCU was designated a Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and in 2016, CCU became the only university in the state to install a permanent Missing Man Chair of Honor at one of its facilities.
CCU offers many programs and services that assist military personnel and veterans, including the Office of Veterans Services, which assists veterans in transitioning to college; a U.S. Army ROTC program with 51 cadets; and the CresCom Bank Center for Military and Veteran Studies, which collects and preserves oral histories of veterans.