Central Baptist College, in Conway, was recently named to the coveted Military-Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.
The 2014 Military-Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.
“Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military-Friendly Schools shows Central Baptist College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran. “The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”
The 1,868 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list exhibit leading practices in the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. These schools have world-class programs and policies for student support on campus, academic accreditation, credit policies, flexibility and other services to those who served.
“We have a strong commitment to our men and women in the military and will continue to do whatever it takes to honor their service to our country,” said CBC President Terry Kimbrow. “It is a distinct privilege to be included on this list.”
CBC offers an Associate of Science degree in Military Technologies with locations in Conway and in North Little Rock at Camp Robinson. To admitted students, CBC also offers the following benefits to our service men and women — full-time veteran advisers on staff, process enrollment certifications for VA GI Bill Education, Federal Tuition Assistance, tuition discounts for qualifying soldiers, free evaluations of AARTS/SMARTS transcript, and participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program.
In addition to the Military Technologies associate’s degree, CBC offers ten other degree programs in the Professional Adult College Education; otherwise known as the PACE program. This program offers the working adult the opportunity to work full time and obtain their college degree.
Currently, at CBC, 26 percent of the traditional student population are military and 38 percent of the PACE/Online students are military.
Central Baptist College is a four-year, private, liberal arts college founded in 1952 by the Baptist Missionary Association of Arkansas. For information about CBC, go to www.cbc.edu or call 501-329-6873.