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ECC Named Military Friendly College

Edgecombe Community College has been recognized nationally as a school that helps military veterans succeed.

The College was recently designated a 2020 Military Friendly College by, a resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning. conferred the designation on 60 colleges nationwide. Other North Carolina schools that received the distinction are East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. ECC is listed as “Best Community College.”

“ECC is committed to providing comprehensive and meaningful services to our veterans and servicemen and servicewomen,” says Angie Estes, advisor and VA coordinator in the Office of Financial Aid. “This designation confirms that our efforts are being noticed.”

About 50 ECC students are veterans or active duty military. calculated the 2020 rankings through a unique scoring system that included student engagement, potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations. analyzed 224 schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 60 making it to the final list. Access the complete ranking at

To recognize veterans, ECC hosts special events, including the Veterans Day Memorial and Recognition Ceremony in November.

Last year, the College unveiled seven reserved parking spaces for ECC students who are veterans or active duty military. Four spaces are located on the Tarboro campus and three on the Rocky Mount campus.