GCSC selected as 2017 Best Value School award recipient

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Out of nearly 8,000 postsecondary schools, Gulf Coast State College has been selected as the recipient of a Best Value School award. The award is issued by University Research & Review, a company dedicated to improving the process of how students select a postsecondary school.

“The faculty and staff at Gulf Coast State College are very proud to be recognized as a Best Value School,” said Dr. Holly Kuehner, Vice President of Academic Affairs. “We are focused on providing our students with a high-quality, accessible and affordable education. By attending Gulf Coast, students are making a good investment that leads to gainful employment and provides the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree.”

The committee reviewed more than 100 nominees out of the thousands of eligible schools. GCSC was chosen for its rigorous standards including a combination of cost, variety and quality of school programs, accreditation and student satisfaction.

“The selection process is conducted by a combination of researchers and former college presidents and university CEOs. More important than simple metrics, we dig deep into student satisfaction, cost and what makes a school special,” said L. Joseph Schmoke, URR Founder and CEO. “Gulf Coast State College qualifies on all counts.”