College of the Mainland has been listed as one of the nation’s top Military Friendly Schools for providing veterans and their spouses with the best opportunities for post-secondary education.

Overall, 766 schools ranging from research institutions to small community colleges, like COM, across the country were selected. The list offers a comprehensive guide on student retention, graduation rates, job placement, loan repayment, persistence (degree advancement or transfer) and loan default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

College of the Mainland has its own Veterans Center and assists veteran students and eligible dependents in securing Veterans Administration educational benefits, like the Hazlewood Act which assists Texas veterans and their eligible dependent children and spouses, and the G.I. Bill. In addition, the center provides information and advises veterans and their dependents regarding eligibility requirements, monitors academic progress and provides referrals to other agencies.

The Military Friendly Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans and information from participating institutions.