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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:

How Does HCC Rank for Veterans?

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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.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 763

You can also see how specific majors at HCC fared when compared to the same major at other schools. The table below shows those majors which received the highest rankings for vets. Click here to see a full list of majors. From here, you can dive down into different types of rankings once you select a major.

Ranking Name Rank
Best Transportation/Mobility Management Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 7
Best General Management Information Systems Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 14
Best Management Information Systems Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 14
Best Transportation/Mobility Management Colleges for Veterans 22
Best Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 33
Best Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary Colleges for Veterans 34
Best Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant & Medical Secretary Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 34
Best Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician Colleges for Veterans 36
Best General Computer & Information Sciences Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 54
Best Computer & IS Security Associate Degree Colleges for Veterans 55

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.

Federal Program Participation
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)
Benefits Support
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.
Counseling Support
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?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
HCC may grant college credit to you if you have specific knowledge from your life experiences. Check with the school for more details.

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)

Implied No Air Force ROTC
Implied No Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are not available at HCC.

Complaints to the VA About HCC

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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