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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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Indiana Institute of TechnologyGraduate schoolTop Ten
Institute of Medical and Business CareersNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Jacksonville UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Kean UniversityLarge PublicTop Ten
Lakewood UniversityNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Madison Area Technical CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Mercer UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Middlesex Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Minnesota West Community and Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeTop Ten
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
Mississippi State UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Montana State UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied HealthGraduate schoolTop Ten
Norfolk State UniversitySmall PublicTop Ten
North Carolina State University at RaleighTier 1 research institutionTop Ten
Liberty UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGOLD
Los Angeles Pacific UniversityNon-traditional and OnlineGOLD
Meridian Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGOLD
Missouri Western State UniversitySmall publicGOLD
National Louis UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGOLD
Indiana University South BendSmall PublicGold
Iowa State UniversityLarge PublicGold
Jefferson Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Johnson CollegeNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Kankakee Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Kansas State UniversityTier 1 research institutionGold
King UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Klamath Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Lake Area Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Lakeshore Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Marywood UniversityPrivate offering DoctorateGold
Middlesex CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Middlesex Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Middlesex Community College - PlattSmall Community CollegeGold
Mitchell Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Moravian UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Morgan State UniversitySmall PublicGold
National UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
NC State UniversityLarge PublicGold
New Jersey City UniversitySmall PublicGold
North Carolina Wesleyan UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
Northeast State Community CollegeSmall community collegeGold
Northeastern SeminaryGraduate schoolGold
Irvine Valley CollegeSmall community collegeSILVER
Lackawanna CollegePrivate not offering DoctorateSILVER
Morgantown Beauty CollegeNon-traditional and OnlineSILVER
New Mexico State UniversityTier 2 research institutionSILVER
Jackson CollegeSmall PublicSilver
Jamestown Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Kaskaskia CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Kennesaw State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Kent State University Kent CampusTier 2 research institutionSilver
King's CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Kingsborough Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Lander UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Lawrence Technological UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Lehigh Carbon Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Lehman College, CUNYLarge PublicSilver
Lenoir-Rhyne UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Lewis and Clark Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Limestone UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Lindenwood UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Lindsey Wilson CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Los Angeles City CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Los Angeles Harbor CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Los Angeles Valley CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Louisiana State University-EuniceSmall Community CollegeSilver
Maine Maritime AcademySmall PublicSilver
Manchester Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Manhattan CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Marist CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Marshalltown Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Maryville University of Saint LouisPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Massasoit Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
McDaniel CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
MedCertsNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Mercy UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Meredith CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Michigan Technological UniversityTier 2 research institutionSilver
Mid-America Christian UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Mississippi CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Moberly Area Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Montana State University BillingsSmall PublicSilver
Moraine Park Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Mount Marty UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Mount St. Joseph UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Mount Wachusett Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Muhlenberg College Division of Graduate and Continuing EducationPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Murray State UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Neumann UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
New Jersey Institute of TechnologyLarge PublicSilver
New York UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
North Dakota State College of ScienceSmall Community CollegeSilver
North Iowa Area Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
North Shore Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northampton Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Northcentral Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northeast Alabama Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northeast Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northeast Iowa Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver