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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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Quinnipiac UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Northern Michigan UniversitySmall PublicTop Ten
Regis UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Regent UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Pentecostal Theological SeminaryGraduate schoolTop Ten
Santa Fe CollegeLarge PublicTop Ten
Pasadena City CollegeLarge Community CollegeTop Ten
NUC UNIVERSITYNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Robert Morris UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Ohio UniversityTier 2 research institutionTop Ten
Phoenix Truck Driving School at Fort BlissNon traditional/ Online/VocationalTop Ten
Pacific Lutheran UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateTop Ten
Sage Truck Driving SchoolsNon-traditional and OnlineGOLD
Palm Beach State CollegeLarge publicGOLD
Ramapo College of New JerseySmall PublicGOLD
PENNCO TECHNon-traditional and OnlineGOLD
Roberts Wesleyan UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Ozarks Technical Community CollegeLarge community collegeGold
Park University - BEDFORD, MAPrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
Quincy CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Pennsylvania Gunsmith SchoolNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Pensacola State CollegeLarge PublicGold
Oral Roberts UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Rowan UniversityLarge PublicGold
Rowan College of South JerseySmall Community CollegeGold
Rosedale Technical CollegeNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Phoenix Truck Driving InstituteNon traditional/ Online/VocationalGold
Pikes Peak State CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Pima Community CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Rocky Mountain CollegePrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Saint Joseph's UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateGold
Saint Martin's UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
OLIVE-HARVEY COLLEGELarge Community CollegeGold
Notre Dame CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateGold
Riverside City CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Regis CollegeGraduate schoolGold
Santiago Canyon CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
Sandhills Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
San Juan CollegeLarge Community CollegeGold
San Diego Mesa CollegeLarge PublicGold
Quinebaug Valley Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeGold
Old Dominion UniversityTier 2 Research InstitutionGold
Oregon TechSmall publicSILVER
Saint Xavier UniversityPrivate not offering DoctorateSILVER
Ringling College of Art and DesignPrivate not offering DoctorateSILVER
Northern State UniversitySmall publicSILVER
Roadmaster Drivers School of Jacksonville, FLNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Kansas City, MONon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Fontana, CANon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Phoenix, AZNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Millington, TNNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Dunn, NCNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Orlando, IncNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Dallas, TxNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Northeastern State UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Saginaw Valley State UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Tampa, FLNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Rose State CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Bethlehem, PANon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Saint John Fisher UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Salina Area Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Salisbury UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Salve Regina UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Sam Houston State UniversityTier 2 research institutionSilver
San Diego City CollegeLarge Community CollegeSilver
Sauk Valley Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Savannah College of Art and DesignPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Scioto County Career Technical CenterSmall Community CollegeSilver
Seton Hill UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Shawnee Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School of Columbus, OHNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Radford UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School - San Antonio, TXNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Northwood Technical College-New RichmondSmall Community CollegeSilver
Orange County Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Onondaga Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Ohio Business College- SanduskyNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Ohio Business College- SanduskyNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Oakton CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northwood Technical College-SUPERIORSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northwood Technical College-ASHLANDSmall Community CollegeSilver
Pennsylvania Highlands Community CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northwood Technical College- Rice LakeSmall 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
Northwest Missouri State UniversitySmall PublicSilver
Northwest Kansas Technical CollegeSmall Community CollegeSilver
Northwest Florida State CollegeSmall PublicSilver
Northland CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Roadmaster Drivers School - Atlanta, GANon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Shenandoah UniversityPrivate Offering DoctorateSilver
Purdue UniversityLarge publicSilver
Performance Training Solutions, LLCNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Perry Technical InstitutePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Roadmaster Drivers SchoolNon traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)Non traditional/ Online/VocationalSilver
Platt College San DiegoPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Providence CollegePrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver
Northern Kentucky UniversityLarge PublicSilver
Queensborough Community College/CUNYLarge Community CollegeSilver
Quincy UniversityPrivate Not Offering DoctorateSilver