Hostos Community College has always supported veterans, and its dedication to those who serve bravely is something the College takes pride in. Because of this effort, Hostos has been named a 2018 Military Friendly® Schools by Victory Media.

Now in its 16th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families using data sources from federal agencies, veteran students and proprietary survey information from participating organizations. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. For the first time, student survey data was taken into consideration for the designation. More than 1,300 schools participated in the 2017-2018 survey with 849 earning the designation.

Victory Media’s Chief Product Officer Daniel Nichols stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for veterans.”

Hostos was also recognized with CUNY in 2016, as the University became first public university system acknowledged with the honor.

Thanks to support from funders like The Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the College launched the Hostos Education & Resource Opportunities For Veterans (H.E.R.O.4.V.) Program in 2014. Based out of the College’s Division for Continuing Education & Workforce Development (CEWD), Hostos supports veterans by providing meaningful and quality information on educational, employment and training programs, as well as helping to navigate vital resources, such as housing and other social services.

Hostos also has an active Office of Student Programming for Veterans and Reservists that offers an array of specialized educational support and development-related services for matriculated student veterans and reservists.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities for nearly half a century. Since 1968, Hostos has been a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs.

 Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.