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Gulf Coast honored as ‘Military Friendly School’

Gulf Coast State College has been named a “Military Friendly School” with Gold

Distinction for the 2024-25 Military Friendly Cycle, ranking in the top 10 in the nation for small public schools. 

The Military Friendly Schools list recognizes colleges, universities and trade schools that do the most to embrace America’s armed service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

The top 10 small public schools named as Military Friendly School with Gold Distinction are, in order, CUNY – College of Staten Island, Northern Michigan University, Auburn University at Montgomery, Gulf Coast, Columbus State University, SUNY – Canton, Stockton University, Morgan State University, The University of Tennessee – Martin, and New Jersey City University.

“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized as one of the top 10 Military Friendly colleges for small public schools, achieving gold distinction,” said Glen McDonald, Gulf Coast State College president. “We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and empowering environment where all students can thrive, and we are honored to be recognized for our ongoing efforts to honor and serve those who have served our nation.”

For more information, please visit www.militaryfriendly.com/schools. To learn more about Gulf Coast State College’s resources for military members and their dependents, please visit www.gulfcoast.edu/veterans

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