Central Oregon Community College Veteran Services & Resources
Is Central Oregon Community College a Good School for Veterans?
If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. We've assembled this Central Oregon Community College veteran's report to help you in your research. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: Central Oregon Community College G.I. Bill Information
Info in This Veterans Report on COCC:
- Number of Veterans
- Federal Program Participation
- Credit for Military Training
- VA Complaints
How Does COCC Rank for Veterans?
To help identify those institutions that do a stellar job at supporting veterans, College Factual produces its Best Schools for Veterans list each year.
Central Oregon Community College was ranked #886 on the 2022 version of this list.The school also ranked #8 in our Best for Vets in Oregon ranking.
We also release our rankings by degree level so vets can see which schools are the best for the level of degree they want to pursue. Below you'll find how COCC did in those rankings.
|Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans||361|
How Many Veterans Go to COCC?
A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.
The VA reports that there are 414 G.I. Bill® students at COCC. Since the total enrollment at the school is 4,304, approximately 9.62% of the students at COCC are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.
Note, this figure includes all chapters of the GI Bill® program (e.g., Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill, Reserve Education Assistance Program, and Veteran Readiness and Employment). It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.
Federal Veteran Programs at COCC
Central Oregon Community College participates in the following federal programs for vets.
|Principles of Excellence||Yes|
|DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)||Yes|
What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.
|Career and Vocational Support|
|Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.|
|Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.|
|Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations|
|Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.|
|Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)|
|Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.|
|Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.|
|Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.|
|Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.|
|Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.|
|Referrals to community organizations as needed.|
Central Oregon Community College does have a student veterans group.
Does COCC Give Credit for Military Training?
COCC may consider your military experience and give college credit. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.
COCC Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)
Complaints to the VA About COCC
Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.
- National Center for Education Statistics
- U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
- College Scorecard
- Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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