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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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Pacific Lutheran UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Northern Michigan UniversitySmall PublicTop Ten
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
North Carolina State University at RaleighTier 1 research institutionTop Ten
Madison Area Technical CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Norfolk State UniversitySmall PublicTop Ten
Ohio UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
NUC UNIVERSITYNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Phoenix Truck Driving School at Fort BlissNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Montana State UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Pasadena City CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied HealthGraduate schoolTop Ten
Middlesex Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Pentecostal Theological SeminaryGraduate schoolTop Ten
Mississippi State UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Mercer UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Minnesota West Community and Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Quinebaug Valley Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
New Jersey City UniversitySmall PublicGold
Notre Dame CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
Mitchell Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
National UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Old Dominion UniversityTier 2 Research InstitutionGold
OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGELarge Community CollegeGold
Middlesex Community College-PlattSmall Community CollegeGold
Middlesex Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Middlesex CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Oral Roberts UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Morgan State UniversitySmall PublicGold
Pennsylvania Gunsmith SchoolNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Park University - BEDFORD, MAPrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
Pensacola State CollegeLarge PublicGold
Pima Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Quincy CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
North Carolina Wesleyan UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
North Carolina A&T State UniversityLarge PublicGold
Pikes Peak State CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Phoenix Truck Driving InstituteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Moravian UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Northwest Florida State CollegeSmall PublicSilver
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northern Kentucky UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Northeast Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northland CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Northwest Kansas Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northeastern State UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Northwest Missouri State UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Northeast Alabama Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northwestern Technological Institute Northwestern Tech is an HVAC School in Michigan. HVAC training is all we do, and our hands-on teaching is the best way to learn.Non traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Northwood Technical College- Rice LakeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Ohio Business College- SanduskyNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Northwood Technical College-ASHLANDSmall Community CollegeSilver
Performance Training Solutions, LLCNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Quincy UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Queensborough Community College/CUNYLarge Community CollegeSilver
Providence CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Platt College San DiegoPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)Non traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Perry Technical InstitutePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northwood Technical College-New RichmondSmall Community CollegeSilver
Orange County Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Onondaga Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northampton Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Ohio Business College- SanduskyNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Oakton CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northwood Technical College-SUPERIORSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northcentral Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Los Angeles City CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
North Shore Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Massasoit Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Mid-America Christian UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Michigan Technological UniversityTier 2 research institutionSilver
Meredith CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Mercy CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
MedCertsNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
McDaniel CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Maryville University of Saint LouisPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Mississippi CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Marshalltown Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Marist CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Manhattan CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Manchester Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Maine Maritime AcademySmall PublicSilver
Louisiana State University-EuniceSmall Community CollegeSilver
Los Angeles Valley CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Los Angeles Harbor CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
North Iowa Area Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Moberly Area Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Mount Marty UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
North Dakota State College of ScienceSmall Community CollegeSilver
New York UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyLarge PublicSilver
Neumann UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Murray State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Muhlenberg College Division of Graduate and Continuing EducationPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Mount St. Joseph UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Mount Wachusett Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Montana State University BillingsSmall PublicSilver
Moraine Park Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver