Lone Star College System News
Published on: June 11, 2012 HOUSTON (June 11, 2012) Lone Star College System has been named to the 2012 25 Colleges with Incredible Veteran Support list by Best Colleges Online.
LSCS is ranked 11 on this national list, which also includes major colleges and universities like Rutgers, Harvard and the U.S. Air Force Academy.
LSCS is only one of two community colleges named to the list and one of three Texas schools that include The University of Texas and Sam Houston State University.
It is quite an honor for Lone Star College System to be recognized as one of the Top 25 schools in the country with incredible veteran support, said Dr. Richard Carpenter, chancellor of LSCS. We pride ourselves on helping those who have served our country and want to provide a welcoming place for them when they return home. We strive to help them achieve their educational goals and get back into the workforce quickly.
The Best Colleges Online uses a methodology and formula that produces objective and fair results based on quantified data taken from authoritative and reliable sources like the National Center for Education Statistics, the U.S. Department of Educations database of accredited postsecondary institutions and programs, and the official websites of the schools.
The survey accompanying the list shows that most military undergraduates choose an institution based on location, followed by program and then cost. LSCS was cited for its student veterans groups reaching out to make students experience on campus as welcoming, comfortable and familiar as possible, the report said.
LSCS offers for its veteran students Veterans Affairs education benefits counseling, separate veteran academic advisors on each campus, career services, partnerships with the Texas Veterans Commission, and student veteran centers and student veteran groups on each campus .
In addition, LSCS is participating in the College Credit for Heroes program, launched by Gov. Rick Perry last July, which seeks to maximize …