For the fifth year in a row, Clover Park Technical College has once again been named one of the top “military friendly” schools in the nation.

Victory Media’s 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

“Our commitment to support both our local military bases and the veterans who have served has been consistent and intentional,” said Dr. John Walstrum, president of Clover Park Technical College. “Many of our programs are designed to ensure the men and women who have served our country can easily transition from service to civilian. Our goal is to honor their service by supporting them in their pursuit of further education.”

CPTC has had a record number of veterans enrolled in the last year. During Fall 2012 to Summer 2013, CPTC has 1,608 veterans certified to receive benefits. That number has increased from 1,453 at the same time last year.

“Our goal has always been to provide our veteran students with wrap around services that ensure their needs are met as they seek an expanded education,” said June Stacey-Clemons, vice president for student services. “We do that through an active Student Veterans club, a Veterans’ Resource Center, and dedicated personnel who guide them through the process.”