Lone Star College System named to list for "Incredible Veteran Support"

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 Education’s 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 Veteran’s 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 college credits awarded to active military members and veterans for their military experience. The program has developed streamlined degree paths and workforce certificates to expedite the transition into the Texas workforce.

LSCS has also been named to the 2012 Military Friendly School list by the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools® team.

For more information about the many programs offered for veterans at LSCS call 281-290-2922 or email GIBILL@LoneStar.edu

The Best Colleges Online report can be found here bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2012/05/08/25-colleges-with-incredible-veteran-support/

With 75,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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