The Military Times has once again named Ecotech Institute to its Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges list. The list honors top military friendly schools doing the most for veterans. Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, came in at 10th out of 36 institutions. The Military Times ranks the schools based on what veterans have told them are important, such as university culture, student support, academic policies, academic quality and financial aid.
“At Ecotech Institute we are very proud and thankful to be ranked so highly on this ‘Best for Vets List’,” said Chris Gorrie, President of Ecotech Institute. “Our high military population and genuine support of our military student body is proof of our commitment to those who have served and are currently serving. We are thrilled to once again receive this honor from Military Times Magazine.”
Military veterans make up more than 30 percent of Ecotech Institute’s student population. Ecotech Institute received high marks from Military Times in many categories, including:
- Staffing a specific veterans office;
- Accepting ACE credits;
- Being at or below the TA cap (monetary limit set for military tuition assistance);
- Participation in the post 9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program;
- Staff and academic support;
- ACICS accreditation;
- And high graduation rates.
For a complete look at the rankings you can visit http://projects.militarytimes.com/best-for-veterans/colleges/career-technical-colleges/2015/.
Ecotech Institute currently offers eight associate’s degree programs:
- Facility Management Technology;
- Residential Energy Management;
- Solar Energy Technology;
- Wind Energy Technology;
- Renewable Energy Technology;
- Electrical Engineering Technology;
- Power Utility Technician;
- Business Administration – Sustainability.
For more information on Ecotech Institute, visit www.ecotechinstitute.com.
About Ecotech Institute
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers eight highly practical renewable energy degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers. Classes start once per quarter and applications are always accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.