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Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Schools Awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey,  530 schools earned awards level designations in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. 250 were selected for “Gold” award status for their leading practices, outcomes, and effective programs. The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in G.I. Jobs magazine’s May issue.  

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in higher education. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey responses and government/agency public data sources within a logic-based assessment. We measure their ability to meet thresholds for Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Repayment, Persistence, and Loan Default rates for all students and specifically, for student veterans.

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Howard CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Concordia University WisconsinPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Illinois State UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Duquesne University School of NursingGraduate schoolTop Ten
CUNY College of Staten IslandSmall PublicTop Ten
Gwinnett Technical CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Front Range Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Eastern Kentucky UniversityLarge PublicTop Ten
Eastern Michigan UniversityLarge PublicTop Ten
Goodwin UniversityGraduate schoolTop Ten
Fayetteville Technical Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Florida Atlantic UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Columbus State UniversitySmall PublicTop Ten
Fordham UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Columbia College-ColumbiaPrivate Not Offering DoctorateTop Ten
El Paso Community CollegeLarge community collegeGOLD
Fullerton CollegeLarge Community CollegeGOLD
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University (FranU)Private not offering DoctorateGOLD
Eastern New Mexico UniversitySmall publicGOLD
Geneva CollegePrivate not offering DoctorateGOLD
Germanna Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGOLD
Cuyahoga Community CollegeLarge community collegeGOLD
ECPI UniversityNon-traditional and OnlineGOLD
Horry-Georgetown Technical CollegeSmall community collegeGOLD
Franklin UniversityGraduate schoolGold
Governors State UniversityLarge PublicGold
Goldey-Beacom CollegeGraduate SchoolGold
Elmhurst UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
Hawkeye Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Excelsior UniversityNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Felician UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Georgia Southern UniversityLarge PublicGold
Gateway Technical CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Florida State College at JacksonvilleLarge PublicGold
Harry S Truman CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Greenville Technical CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
HDS Truck Driving InstituteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Dallas Baptist UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Idaho State UniversityTier 2 research institutionGold
Hudson Valley Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Concord UniversitySmall PublicGold
Houston Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Houston Baptist UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Cowley CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Daytona State CollegeSmall publicGold
Creighton UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Dallas CollegeLarge PublicGold
Elgin Community CollegeLarge community collegeSILVER
Hardin-Simmons UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSILVER
Craven Community CollegeSmall community collegeSILVER
Fayetteville State UniversityLarge PublicSILVER
Graceland UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Georgia Northwestern Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Frostburg State UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Harper CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Husson UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Gannon UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Halifax Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
George Mason UniversityTier 1 research institutionSilver
Georgia Military CollegeLarge PublicSilver
Grossmont CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Howard Payne UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Gwynedd Mercy UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Granite State CollegeSmall PublicSilver
Golden Gate UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Green River CollegeLarge PublicSilver
Houghton UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Gonzaga UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Hobart Institute of Welding TechnologyPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Hinds Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Independence Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Florida Institute of TechnologyTier 2 research institutionSilver
Francis Marion UniversitySmall PublicSilver
CUNY School of Professional StudiesTier 1 research institutionSilver
Defiance CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Delta State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Design Institute of San DiegoNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Divers Institute of TechnologyNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Doane UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Drake State Community & Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Drake UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
CUNY - Queens CollegeLarge PublicSilver
Copper Mountain CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
East Central Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
East Tennessee State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Eastern Oregon UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Concordia University IrvinePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Edgewood CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Elon UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Community College of Rhode IslandLarge Community CollegeSilver
Finger Lakes Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Fisher CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Fitchburg State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Flagler CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Flathead Valley Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Community College of PhiladelphiaLarge Community CollegeSilver
Community College of DenverSmall community collegeSilver
Florida SouthWestern State CollegeLarge PublicSilver
Fort Hays State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Daemen UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver