CBC receives military school honor

Central Baptist College (CBC) has been named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a top Military Friendly School again for 2012.

This honor ranks CBC in the top 15percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. G.I. Jobs magazine shows their appreciation annually by giving each of the selected schools the title of "Military Friendly School" for the upcoming year.

In addition, each school is published in G.I. Jobs’ annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools. You can find CBC listed in the 2011-2012 edition that will be released in September 2011.

The tens of billions of dollars in tuition money, now available with the  passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, has intensified an already strong desire by colleges to court veterans into their classrooms.

“This list is especially important now because the recently enacted Post-9/11 GI Bill has given veterans virtually unlimited financial means to go to school,” said Rich McCormack, G.I. Jobs publisher. “Veterans can now enroll in any school, provided they’re academically qualified. So schools are clamoring for them like never before. Veterans need a trusted friend to help them decide where to get educated. The Military Friendly Schools list is that trusted friend.”

The list was compiled after G.I. Jobs polled more than 7,000 schools nationwide. The methodology, criteria and weighting for the list were developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) consisting of educators and administrators from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toledo, Duquesne University, Coastline Community College and Lincoln Technical Institute.  

“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," CBC President Terry Kimbrow said. "It is a distinct privilege to be included on this list."