Clark College named Best for Vets

College is one of just 19 career and technical colleges across the country to receive the designation from Military Times      

Two Clark staff members smiling and serving a U.S. flag-decorated cake under a sign that says "Welcome, Veterans!"
Clark College employees serve cake at the opening of the Veterans Resource Center in 2014.

Clark College has been named a 2020 Best for Vets college in the Career and Technical College category by Military Times.

For 10 years, Military Times has conducted an extensive, editorially independent, objective study evaluating the many factors that help make colleges and universities a good fit for service members, military veterans, and their families. The final rankings for 2020 can be found here. More details about the rankings can be found on

“This is the third year in a row that Clark College has been recognized as a Best for Vets college,” said Clark College Veterans Resource Center Interim Manager Dave Daly. “I think it speaks to the systems we’ve built to support our student veterans and ensure that they are successful in their transition from military to academic life.”

Opened in 2014, the Veterans Resource Center offers student veterans a wide range of services and resources, from free tutoring to help accessing GI Bill benefits. The space includes couches for socializing with fellow veterans, computer labs, shelves and racks of free textbooks and clothing, and staff who can help connect student veterans with resources or just listen to their experiences without judgment. Additionally, the center has partnered with Clark College Dental Hygiene and the American Legion Post 176 to provide subsidized dental care to student veterans.

Currently, 304 Clark College students identify as veterans.

Photo: Clark College/Jenny Shadley