Hagerstown Community College Veteran Services & Resources
Is Hagerstown Community College a Good School for Veterans?
Veterans who have decided to continue their education should research their options to see which schools do a good job supporting those with prior military experience. So we've gathered facts about Hagerstown Community College veterans and their studies to help you make your college decision. 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: Hagerstown Community College G.I. Bill Information
Info in This Veterans Report on HCC:
- Number of Veterans
- Federal Program Participation
- Credit for Military Training
- VA Complaints
How Does HCC Rank for Veterans?
College Factual's Best Schools for Veterans report is released each year to highlight colleges and universities that do an outstanding job supporting veterans while they are pursuing their education.
The 2022 edition of this list ranked Hagerstown Community College at #1,466.The school also ranked #31 in our Best for Vets in Maryland 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 HCC did in those rankings.
|Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans||763|
How Many Veterans Go to HCC?
An increased number of veterans enrolling at a particular school means that college faculty are more adept at accommodating and supporting those with previous military experience.
According to the VA, there are 117 G.I. Bill® students at HCC. There are 3,433 students enrolled at HCC. This means that approximately 3.41% use the GI Bill® to help pay for tuition, fees, and other expenses. To put that into perspective, about three to four percent of college students in the U.S. are veterans according to the Student Veterans of America.
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 doesn't include military personnel on active duty who are attending this college through Tuition Assistance. The total military population may be higher.
Federal Veteran Programs at HCC
Hagerstown 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.|
Hagerstown Community College does have a student veterans group.
Does HCC Give Credit for Military Training?
If you have specialized military training, HCC may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.
HCC Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)
Complaints to the VA About HCC
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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