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NMC Veterans Rank Third in U.S.

Northwestern Michigan College has risen to the rank of third-best community college in the nation for its service to veterans, according to Military Times magazine.

Among two-year colleges, NMC ranked third and was the only Michigan college to make the publication's Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets and published this week. The new ranking improves upon the fifth-place position NMC achieved in 2016. Best colleges 2018 is an editorially independent news project that evaluates the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans, and their families. Colleges across the country took part in this year's detailed survey, which assesses veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement. Data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments are also factored in.

NMC established an office of Military and Veteran Services in 2012. Led by Point of Contact Scott Herzberg, it works with the larger college community to foster an environment that leads to veteran success year-round.