April 26, 2021 Melissa Lamar

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Tunxis Community College has been recognized among the top military-friendly colleges for 2021, receiving the “Best Community College” award by Intelligent.com. The only college in Connecticut to receive the honor, Tunxis is listed among 49 public institutions across the nation.

The student-focused research guide is based on an assessment of programs at accredited colleges and universities which were evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

Intelligent.com analyzed programs on a scale of 0 to 100, with Tunxis ranking at number 17. The 2021 rankings are calculated through a scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third party evaluations. The methodology uses an algorithm which collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to compare each college and university’s degree program. See the complete ranking here.

Among military-friendly features at Tunxis are a Veterans’ OASIS which provides a place on campus for Tunxis student veterans and service members to connect and share their experiences, free dental care through a student dental hygiene project, online degree programs, a website for student veterans to help them find information and services, and special event programming to provide faculty and staff with additional training aimed at helping student veterans. 

Tunxis offers more than 70 associate degrees and certificates including advanced manufacturing, criminal justice, engineering, and technology, which prepare students for further studies and transition into the workforce. TCC’s Transfer Ticket associate degrees provide seamless transfer and a low-cost pathway to a bachelor’s degree at the Connecticut State Universities and Charter Oak State College.

For those who would like more on veterans benefits for education at Tunxis, call 860.773.1516 or email [email protected]. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.