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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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Kean UniversityLarge PublicTop Ten
Fordham UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Indiana Institute of TechnologyGraduate schoolTop Ten
Florida Atlantic UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Goodwin UniversityGraduate schoolTop Ten
Jacksonville UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Gwinnett Technical CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Duquesne University School of NursingGraduate schoolTop Ten
Illinois State UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Front Range Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Lakewood UniversityNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Eastern Kentucky UniversityLarge PublicTop Ten
Eastern Michigan UniversityLarge PublicTop Ten
Institute of Medical and Business CareersNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Fayetteville Technical Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Howard CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Dallas Baptist UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Hudson Valley Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Kankakee Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Johnson CollegeNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Iowa State UniversityLarge PublicGold
Indiana University South BendSmall PublicGold
Florida State College at JacksonvilleLarge PublicGold
Idaho State UniversityTier 2 research institutionGold
Franklin UniversityGraduate schoolGold
Houston Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Felician UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Houston Baptist UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Georgia Southern UniversityLarge PublicGold
Goldey-Beacom CollegeGraduate SchoolGold
HDS Truck Driving InstituteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Hawkeye Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Governors State UniversityLarge PublicGold
Harry S Truman CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Greenville Technical CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Kansas State UniversityTier 1 research institutionGold
Jefferson Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
King UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Dallas CollegeLarge PublicGold
Elmhurst UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
Excelsior UniversityNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Lakeshore Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Lake Area Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Lehman College, CUNYLarge PublicSilver
Lehigh Carbon Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Hinds Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Kaskaskia CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Lenoir-Rhyne UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Houghton UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Lewis and Clark Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Limestone UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Lindenwood UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Harper CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Hobart Institute of Welding TechnologyPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Howard Payne UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Lawrence Technological UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Lander UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Husson UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Kingsborough Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Independence Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
King's CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Kent State University Kent CampusTier 2 research institutionSilver
Jackson CollegeSmall PublicSilver
Jamestown Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Halifax Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Kennesaw State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Daemen UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Grossmont CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Gwynedd Mercy UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
East Tennessee State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Fitchburg State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Fisher CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Finger Lakes Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Elon UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Edgewood CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Eastern Oregon UniversitySmall PublicSilver
East Central Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Florida Institute of TechnologyTier 2 research institutionSilver
Drake UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Drake State Community & Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Doane UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Divers Institute of TechnologyNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Design Institute of San DiegoNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Delta State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Defiance CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Flagler CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Flathead Valley Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Florida SouthWestern State CollegeLarge PublicSilver
Frostburg State UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Green River CollegeLarge PublicSilver
Granite State CollegeSmall PublicSilver
Gonzaga UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Golden Gate UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Georgia Northwestern Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Georgia Military CollegeLarge PublicSilver
George Mason UniversityTier 1 research institutionSilver
Gannon UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Lindsey Wilson CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Francis Marion UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Fort Hays State UniversityLarge PublicSilver