For Immediate Release
December 4, 2019


Suffolk Named a 2020 Best for Vets College

Best for Vets 2020 Logo and SealMilitary Times has named Suffolk County Community College a Best for Vets college in its 2020 rankings. In their tenth year, the rankings are based on the results of Military Times’ annual survey – the most comprehensive school-by-school assessment of veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement – as well as a detailed review of public data collected by federal agencies.

Military Times’ annual Best for Vets: Colleges survey asks colleges and universities to disclose academic outcome and input data, describe many aspects of veteran culture on campus and meticulously document a wide array of services, special policies, accommodations and financial incentives offered to students with military ties. Military Times also factors in data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments, as well as Education Department sources.

“Suffolk County Community College is proud to be recognized as a “Best for Vets” school,” said Interim Suffolk County Community College President Louis Petrizzo.  “We transition military-connected students into a welcoming environment where they are fully supported and placed on a highway to success.”

“Suffolk County Community College is honored to be ranked 22 among two-year colleges as a Best for Vets College.  The designation is a testament to the incredible services provided to our students that enables them to achieve academically.  At Suffolk, we are proud to serve over 700 military-connected students annually and assist with their transition from military to civilian life and then beyond to a career or four year institution,” said Suffolk County Community College’s Director of Veterans Affairs Shannon O’Neill

Suffolk County Community College provides a Veterans Resource Center on each of its three campuses staffed by experts that are knowledgeable about a variety of military and veteran education benefits. The college also provides courses on base at the 106th Air Rescue Wing in Westhampton Beach that allows active duty military members to earn their Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degree.

The full rankings are available here: https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com/