Great Colleges to Work For

Coastal Bend College (CBC) is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program. The results, released today in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 194 colleges and universities. In all, 72 of those institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies.  

Coastal Bend College won honors in three categories this year:  

  • Compensation & Benefits 
  • Confidence in Senior Leadership 
  • Shared Governance 

 “At Coastal Bend College, “Success Happens Here” is not just a tagline; it’s an institutional motivation. With a “people first” priority, CBC fosters personal and occupational growth through professional development, leadership training, and career advancement,” stated CBC President Dr. Justin Hoggard. “By investing in employees, CBC creates a culture of inclusivity and collaboration, where unique perspectives and talents are respected. Our commitment to success extends to student achievement, as employees are empowered to guide and support students on their educational journeys.” 

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captures employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback. 

The Great Colleges to Work For® program is one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country. For more information and to view all current and previous recognized institutions, visit the Great Colleges program website at and ModernThink, a strategic human capital consulting firm, administered the survey and analyzed the results. 

Success Happens Here!