Understanding the Survey
Every institution dedicates itself to the military and veteran community when they participate in the Military Friendly® Schools Survey. We are here to help. Below are resources and answers to the questions you have, so we can work together towards making every institution in America “Better for Veterans.”
Awards & Categories
Understanding the various awards and categories that classify schools.
The categories for the 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Schools survey is as follows:
- Graduate School
- Large Community College
- Large Public
- Online / Vocational
- Private not offering Doctorate
- Private Offering Doctorate
- Small Community College
- Small Public
- Tier 1 Research
- Tier 2 Research
The 2019-2020 Military Friendly® Designation is awarded to companies who meet the requirements in the Methodology section above. They are committed to being Better for Veterans and are an example to American schools.
The Military Friendly® School with Bronze distinction is a school who scored within 30% of the 10th best school in their category. These institutions have exceptional military/veteran programs and this award showcases their dedication.
The 2019 Military Friendly® Silver Designation is awarded to schools who meet the requirements and score within 20% of the 10th ranking school in their category. Only a select group of institutions achieve this honor.
The Military Friendly® School with Gold distinction is a school who scored within 10% of the 10th ranking school in their category. These employers are setting the example with their programs and initiatives.
The Military Friendly® Top 10 Schools are the guidon bearers for military/veteran programs and initiatives. They set the standard for other designations and are programs that continue to improve every year.