Three Rivers Community College Named 2019-20 Military Friendly School

Norwich​—Three Rivers Community College is pleased to announce that it has earned the Bronze 2019-2020 Military Friendly® School designation. Each year, the prestigious list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to service members, veterans and their families, helping them select the best college to receive the education and training needed to pursue a civilian career.

To earn the Bronze Military Friendly® School designation, Three Rivers met thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“As a veteran myself, I am proud of the military community that we serve, and pleased that Three Rivers’ commitment to this population in making the campus a welcoming and necessary resource has resulted in our being recognized as a Military Friendly School,” said Steve Finton, the Acting Dean of Student Services.

The College has a Veteran’s Organization Student Group and an OASIS Center, which serves as the focal point for veterans’ activities where student veterans can access services such as academic advising, Veterans Administration educational benefits and counseling. It provides a place to take a break during the school day, study, and socialize with fellow veterans. 

Veterans make up eight percent of the Three Rivers student population, and Three Rivers recently became an officially associated chapter of the Veteran Students of America. In November, Three Rivers also dedicated two parking spaces to Purple Heart recipients, and the Three Rivers Veterans Organization put together 75 dinners through a Thanksgiving Dinner food drive, completely meeting the needs of the Norwich Vets Center.

Military Friendly® is owned and operated by VIQTORY, a veteran-owned business. Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ®, Military Spouse, and Military Friendly ® brands.

For more information about Three Rivers commitment to supporting military students, visit Three Rivers website at Three Rivers will be showcased along with other 2019 Military Friendly® Schools in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine. The list can also be found at

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About ​Three Rivers Community College​:
Three Rivers Community College is an accessible, affordable, and culturally diverse two-year college located in Norwich, Connecticut, with an off-campus instructional center at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Knowing that the educational goals of its students are as diverse as their backgrounds, Three Rivers provides a broad range of credit and non-credit liberal arts, sciences, nursing, engineering, manufacturing, career and technical courses.  The student population consists of more than 4,300 enrolled students each semester. To learn more about what Three Rivers has to offer, visit
About Military Friendly ® Schools:
The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria, and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services, independently evaluated the scoring methodology used for the Military Friendly® Schools list using the criteria set forth by VIQTORY. The services performed by EY are were limited to advisory procedures and do not provide assurance over the scoring methodology. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post-secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs®, Military Spouse, and Military Friendly ® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at