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Veterans Services

With an estimated 2 million veterans residing in California, our state’s veteran population is the largest in the nation. Many of the increasing number of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan will look to one of the 114 community colleges as the most easily accessible and affordable educational options available. In fact, approximately 89,000 veterans, active duty service members, and dependents were enrolled at a California community college in 2015-16.

The role of community colleges is not limited to providing academic and career training for returning veterans, but also includes assisting with the often-difficult adjustment many face when transitioning to life after military service, and particularly after combat deployment.  Fortunately, leadership at the Chancellor's Office and our colleges prioritized this need long ago and expanded support services that provides a broad array of programming in order to help veterans successfully integrate into civilian and college life.

Our work continues with a commitment to identify effective practices and replicate model programs to meet the needs of all student veterans at all of the 114 California community colleges.


2017 Veterans Summit

The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, in collaboration with the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, hosted the 2017 Veterans Summit on Thursday and Friday, March 9 and 10, in Sacramento.  Over 300 attendees representing 97 community colleges attended the event.  To subscribe to updates for future events, please visit the Summit website.

Survey - Credit for Prior Military Experience

Survey of Courses Students Are Awarded Credit for Prior Military Experience [pdf] or [Word] ~ November 3, 2015


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