DCTC Ranked on Best for Vets 2023

College listed #2 for Career and Technical Education and #5 in the Midwest

Dakota County Technical College made the 2023 Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges list. DCTC is ranked in the following categories:

  • #2 in Career and Technical Education
  • #3 in Other
  • #5 in the Midwest
  • #7 in At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • #55 overall out 325 public and private colleges and universities nationwide

“Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges is the largest and most comprehensive annual ranking of schools for military service members and veterans,” reported Stephanie Gildea, vice president of marketing for Sightline Media Group, publisher of Military Times. “For 10 years, Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges has continued to serve and support the military community through its trusted ranking and reporting on the top schools for veterans.”

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DCTC Best for Vets 2023

More about Military & Veteran Services at DCTC…

Dakota County Technical College has shown its commitment to being a veteran-friendly campus by being proclaimed a Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Company in 2010 and opening a remodeled Military and Veterans Service Center in 2016. DCTC has been ranked nationally by Best for Vets 11 years in a row.

DCTC is dedicated to meeting the needs of student veterans, active-duty service members, and their families. Some veterans face personal, relationship, education, and employment challenges.

The families of military personnel and veterans may also need support while their loved ones serve overseas and when they return home. Working with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, DCTC provides additional training on supporting veterans to counselors, student affairs staff, faculty, and administrators.

Military and Veteran Service Center

Established in spring 2007 in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the Military and Veteran Service Center provides support to military members, veterans, and their families as they transition to college and beyond. The Center is committed to offering information and assistance as well as a welcoming space for students to gather for peer support.

Located in Room 2-302 on the DCTC campus in Rosemount, Minnesota, the Center is staffed by Kathy Bachman and VA student workers who are committed to helping veterans reach their higher education goals.

Services offered

  • Veterans, current military, and dependent resources
  • Military credit transfer
  • Academic accommodations
  • Withdrawals due to deployments
  • Referrals to on-campus academic assistance
  • Access to community providers
  • Events for veterans and military families
  • Scholarships for the following:
    • Veterans
    • Current Military
    • Dependents of veterans or current military

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What follows is the official Military Times press release:

Military Times releases its 2023 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings

Written by Stephanie Gildea  October 25, 2023

Arlington, VA., November 6, 2023—Today Military Times released its 2023 Best for Vets: Colleges rankings. Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges is the largest and most comprehensive annual ranking of schools for military service members and veterans.

Each year, our survey is sent to colleges and universities across the nation asking about their programs for veterans. The survey results are then analyzed, along with public data about colleges and universities obtained from the Department of Education and Department of Veterans Affairs, and turned into an official ranking.

Schools were asked to complete the survey earlier this year and the responses were then analyzed by the Military Times data team, producing the highly anticipated, respected, and unbiased annual ranking.

The 2023 rankings can be found here, on the new Best for Vets website: bestforvets.com

This year, 325 schools made the list—up nearly 5 percent over last year.

For 10 years, Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges has continued to serve and support the military community through its trusted ranking and reporting on the top schools for veterans. “Our comprehensive survey and thoughtful methodology make our rankings best in class” said Mike Gruss, editor-in-chief at Sightline Media Group, parent company of Military Times.

The rankings have become a go-to resource for schools to spread the word about their veteran programs and help veterans make important decisions about their educational planning and how to use the education benefits they earned through military service.

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To learn more, visit www.militarytimes.com.
Learn more about Military & Veteran Services at DCTC by contacting:

Kathy Bachman
MDVA Higher Education Regional Coordinator
Dakota County Technical College
651-423-8274
Office: Military and Veterans Service Center (Room 2-302)

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