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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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Cuyahoga Community CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Cuyahoga Community College Metro CampusLarge community collegeGold
Cuyahoga Community College Western CampusLarge community collegeGold
Cuyahoga Community College Westshore CampusLarge community collegeGold
Daemen UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Dallas College Mountain ViewLarge community collegeGold
ECPI University CharlotteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University ColumbiaNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University GreensboroNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University GreenvilleNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University Newport NewsNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University North CharlestonNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University Northern VirginiaNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University RaleighNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University Richmond CampusesNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University RoanokeNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University San Antonio CampusNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
ECPI University Virginia BeachNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Edgewood CollegePrivate offering DoctorateGold
Elmhurst UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateGold
Felician UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Finger Lakes Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Flex Air Flight SchoolNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Florida National UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateGold
Florida State College at JacksonvilleLarge publicGold
Fordham University Graduate Arts & SciencesTier 2 research institutionGold
Fordham University Rose Hill CampusTier 2 research institutionGold
Fordham University School of LawTier 2 research institutionGold
Fordham University WestchesterTier 2 research institutionGold
Gateway Technical CollegeLarge community collegeGold
George Mason UniversityTier 1 research institutionGold
Georgia Northwestern Technical CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Georgia Southern UniversityLarge publicGold
Golden Gate UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateGold
Harper CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Houston Christian UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Houston Community CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Husson UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Independence Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Iowa Lakes Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Jacksonville State UniversitySmall publicGold
Dallas Institute of Funeral ServiceNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Dallas Institute of Funeral ServiceNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Drake UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Drury UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
East Tennessee State UniversityLarge publicSilver
Elgin Community CollegeLarge community collegeSilver
Everglades UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY-MAITLANDPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY-MIAMIPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY-SARASOTAPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
EVERGLADES UNIVERSITY-TAMPAPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
Faulkner UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Fayetteville State UniversityLarge publicSilver
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
Friends UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
Gannon UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Georgia Gwinnett CollegeLarge publicSilver
Georgia Southwestern State UniversitySmall publicSilver
Glen Oaks Community CollegeSmall community collegeSilver
Gonzaga UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Gwynedd Mercy UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
Hardin-Simmons UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateSilver
HDS Truck Driving InstituteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Hinds Community CollegeLarge community collegeSilver
Hobart Institute of Welding TechnologyPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
Houghton UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateSilver
IntelliTec College - Colorado Springs CampusNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
IntelliTec College - PuebloNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
CUNY-College of Staten IslandSmall public1
Duquesne University School of NursingGraduate school1
Georgia State UniversityTier 1 research institution1
CUNY John Jay College of Criminal JusticeLarge public10
Florida International UniversityTier 1 research institution10
Franklin UniversityGraduate school10
Geneva CollegePrivate not offering Doctorate10
Eastern Kentucky UniversityLarge public2
Institute of Medical and Business CareersNon traditional/ Online/Vocational2
ECPI University Online CampusesNon traditional/ Online/Vocational3
HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGESmall community college3
Indiana Institute of TechnologyGraduate school3
Fayetteville Technical Community CollegeLarge community college4
Gulf Coast State CollegeSmall public4
Idaho State UniversityTier 2 research institution4
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona BeachPrivate offering Doctorate5
Hawkeye Community CollegeSmall community college5
Dallas CollegeLarge community college7
Fordham University MainTier 2 research institution7
Drexel UniversityPrivate offering Doctorate8
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - PrescottPrivate not offering Doctorate8
Eastern Michigan UniversityLarge public9
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - WorldwidePrivate offering Doctorate9