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