Carroll Selected as a 2019-20 Military Friendly School

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

HELENA – Carroll College has been designated as a 2019-20 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY, a military marketing company that connects the military community to civilian opportunity. This is the 8th year in a row that Carroll has been awarded this designation. This recognition is in addition to being ranked as the number one Regional College in the West for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report for four years in a row.

"Carroll College is proud to be recognized as a military friendly school for the eighth straight year in a row!  We believe that this designation is a result of our participation in the continuum of care for our service members, veterans, and their families. We are honored to be a part of this community and to support the academic goals and overall health and well-being of our military community," said Carroll College Director of Veteran Services Brandy Keely.

Carroll College’s status as a Yellow Ribbon school makes it an excellent choice for those veterans, dependents, and/or spouses looking to attend college. "Being designated a Yellow Ribbon institution essentially means that if you are 100% eligible and approved for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, then all of your tuition and fees are covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Carroll College, while attending under your entitlement," said Keely. Carroll College also has no limit on the number of Post-9/11 GI Bill students it can accept to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program or on contribution amounts.

Carroll currently has 53 students receiving some form of VA educational benefits of which 26 are veterans. Of the total 53, 31 are participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

In addition, Carroll has a full-time Director of Veteran Services on staff, Brandy Keely, who is committed to providing the support and resources needed to address the unique academic, financial, and social needs of veteran students. Brandy has served as an invaluable resource to our students and has earned numerous awards for her tireless work on behalf of veterans. This past fall, she received national recognition from Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Mr. Robert L. Wilkie, for the veteran-centric work she does through the Montana Joining Community Forces Coalition (JCFC).

The Military Friendly® Schools list has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. The list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions.

For more information regarding available services, contact Brandy Keely, Director of Veteran Services, at or (406) 447-4550, or visit the Veteran Services website.


Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ®, Military Spouse, and Military Friendly ® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Defense or any federal government entity.

About Carroll College

Situated in the heart of Montana’s Rocky Mountains, Carroll College continues to be the premier private Catholic liberal arts college in the Mountain West. For the eighth straight year, Carroll College was named the number one Best Regional College by U.S. News and World Report and also took the top spot in the new category, “Undergraduate Teaching.” Carroll students have access to the great outdoors with downhill skiing within 25 minutes from campus, nearby lakes, fishing, and over 80 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails accessible from the campus itself. For additional information about Carroll, visit