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GMC is ranked # 12 on The 2010 America’s Best Community Colleges List in the Washington Monthly!

GMC Ranked #12 of America’s 50 Best Community Colleges (Milledgeville, GA) March 10, 2010 – Georgia Military College has been ranked #12 in Washington Monthly’s 2010 list of “America’s 50 Best Community Colleges.” More than 650 community colleges nationwide vied to be named one of the fifty best. The Washington Monthly ranking of America’s best community colleges began in 2007 and is based on two sources of information: the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and graduation rates published by the U.S. Department of Education. Mr. Kevin Carey, Policy Director of Education Sector, says ranking community colleges is important. In his feature article, America’s Best Community Colleges he writes, “Nearly half of all American students begin their college careers at two-year institutions. But unlike the four-year sector, students don’t compete to get into community colleges, and community colleges don’t compete in a national market for students. So there is little demand for national rankings of the kind published annually by U.S. News & World Report.” However, Mr. Carey states, “Community colleges have the toughest job in higher education, teaching academically and financially challenged students with a fraction of the resources given to four-year institutions. That makes it essential to spotlight the schools that have surmounted these challenges and served their students well.” Georgia Military College has eight locations across the state and serves more than 5,000 students. Fall registration for the Milledgeville campus will be held September 13, 2010.